THE ESSENTIALS OF TIME As is the case at the beginning of each year for the SIHH, the Parisian company has presented a whole host of new timepieces, including an ultra-slim and elegant version of the Drive model. Let's be honest: despite campaigns strongly (not to say...

A CRIMSON RIBBON Marking the end of 2016, the Parisian maison draws on its invaluable expertise to introduce a luxury watch laced with rubies and diamonds. In India, the raspberry pink to very nearly brown burgundy corundum, or ruby, is considered the “king of precious gems”. Its...

Introducing the Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux Sheer magic Discussing the secrets behind a mysterious movement is like revealing a magic trick. Cartier’s first mystery clock was actually inspired by the ones designed by the iconic illusionist and father of modern magic, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871). This piece, Model...

Cartier – Drive de Cartier One of the brand’s specialities is playing on and reinventing shapes which are immortalised in unique and instantly recognisable silhouettes. That’s what has happened with all Cartier’s cases be they round (Ballon Bleu), square (Tank), barrel-shaped (Tortue) or oval (Clé). This year...

Lounging leisurely among the silvery stalks of grass, against a diamond-besprinkled black backdrop, Cartier’s emerald-eyed panther appears pensive. Her white gold body is covered with a 270-diamond-bejewelled coat, set off with lacquered black spots. Just above her shoulders, off-centred at 10:30, two tiny, sword-shaped, gilded...

The fusion of a century old complication and the latest collection to be unveiled this year has made uncovering the Clé de Cartier L’Heure Mystérieuse a moving visual experience. Like watching the perfect magic trick, it’s spellbinding. But there’s no need for illusion here, just...

The Paris brand oozing creativity has dazzled everyone once again at the 2015 SIHH. A new collection was unveiled among the simply magical timepieces on show. You’ll fall head over heels for the smooth, sophisticated and subtle curves whose slim 40mm case hugs the wrist...

Artistic talent and watchmaking creativity knows no bounds as the Parisian brand has once again proved to us with a wonderfully poetic and complex take on the Rotonde. A cut-out white gold grid has lies over the lapis lazuli disc which forms the dial to...