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Collection l'odyssée de Cartier , Parcours d'un style


A High Jewellery collection of stunning diversity, glittering with a thousand colourful facets... An imaginary voyage on which Cartier travels, embarking its vision, culture and expertise, driven by the vibrant desire of its boldness and curiosity... A creative path drawn by the imagination, an inspirational journey that opens new stylistic horizons and reveals perspectives and connections, echoes between different worlds. A voyage like a serendipitous experience that opens a whole new vision...

IF THIS COLLECTION WAS A CONTINENT...
It would be a territory at the boundary between dreams and reality, a heartland that inspires creation... Cartier travels, etching the contours of a land steeped in familiarity and fantasy, defined by its power and vitality, the sensuality of its colours and materials: Africa. An encounter that is beautiful, generous and fitting; one of those rare, dazzlingly open encounters that surprise and transform you forever. Cartier embraces the African palette to render its beauty, transfigured in a halo of sublime refinement.

IF THIS COLLECTION WAS A CITY...
It would be a modern city buzzing with light, inhabited by a cosmopolitan crowd, happy and passionate... The city: unreal and cross-cultured, universal, governed by speed, tempo, momentum... a hub of modernity, a landmark in the Cartier repertory whose lines are merrily explored, its contours traced by Cartier in jewellery sets crafted in clean, sharp designs...

IF THIS COLLECTION WAS A JOURNEY...
It would be a journey beyond time, an inspired route winding its way to Africa via India, China and the Orient... Change is abreast in these landscapes that Cartier knows and loves: the lines move, colour explodes, motion comes into play... Cartier - and the world is new...! Cartier, the passionate jeweller of contemporary beauty! A collection like an odyssey of creation...

AFRICA, LAND OF JEWELS…
AFRICA, LANDS BATHED IN HEAT AND SUN... AFRICA, A FARAWAY TERRITORY WHOSE BEAUTY BECOMES A JEWEL...

The cradle of all stones, the hearth of a primal energy beating at its core... The majesty of African evocations, sensual and sensorial, an essence which Cartier echoes in stones glowing with warmth and life - rutilated quartz, obsidian, golden topaz - with solar, earthy colours, with the beauty of traditional motifs, the power of animal inspirations... a world of creation whose force is imperceptibly adorned with Cartier’s savoir-faire. The collection L’Odyssée de Cartier - Parcours d’un style harbours this touch of primal nature magnified by Cartier in a host of new forms, expertly transcribed into stone; an aesthetic is born, open and passionate. A solar jewellery set, where earth meets diamond. Hues of ochre sunset and sands. Three rows of pearls linked by a rutilated quartz cabochon in the centre of the necklace, surmounted by an orange tourmaline. Concentric circles ripple and flow. An infinite reflection, endlessly repeated. The sun of Africa, omnipresent - its golden glow casting majesty on everything. Cartier captures the intense essence of Africa to design jewellery composed of shadow and light: a torrent of obsidian half-crescents cascading down to a rutilated quartz cabochon. Stones rich with life and colour, sometimes animated by inclusions.
Jewellery that evokes art brut, primary and naïve, set in perspective by a recurring geometric motif on each piece: a circle curled onto itself. This same form defines the bracelet and the ring: the central stone is set away from the metal, offered to the gaze between cupolas paved with diamonds on the sides and rimmed with dark obsidian on the ridges. This apparently simple necklace masks an intricate complexity. It is composed of pearls and paved elements and involves numerous constraints to find the ideal balance between form and hold, suppleness and a light feel. The result is aesthetically perfect, hanging with flawless grace. A powerful bracelet that magnifies the zebra motif to evoke the feel and sensuality of real zebra skin. A traditional African form, an intrinsically animal motif, Cartier to the core, enhanced by exquisitely detailed craftsmanship: an ultra-complicated paving of irregular onyx strips in a mesh of brilliant-cut diamonds, adjusted one by one like a puzzle of jewels. The paving is “fur-studded”, the onyxes are buffed, the edge is marked with a vivid ridge of garnets, all evoking the sensation of a caress. A simple geometric form for a motif free of all symmetry; the volume is original, carnal and symbolic. The essential shape and design says Africa. Sublime.

THE CITY, EXTENDING THE DOMAIN OF CARTIER’S JEWELLERY EXPRESSION
THE CITY, A FABULOUS REALM OF LINEAR EXPRESSION WHICH CARTIER SETS INTO MOTION... THE CITY, THE SETTING FOR CULTURAL BLENDS, CONNECTIONS AND UNIONS... IN PHASE WITH THE WORLD AROUND IT, CARTIER CAPTURES THESE NEW CODES THAT INSPIRE ITS CREATIVE VOCABULARY.

The City exists as a special land of its own for Cartier: beyond borders and geography, it is a transverse continent, universal and contemporary, fired by the moment... The mercurial, quicksilver energy that flows in its veins is constant, seductive. The tempo that drives it never stops, beating like a heart... Cartier, master jeweller of all that is exceptional, creates a High Jewellery collection that reflects the mood of the moment, beauty at thrilling speeds... A line of buildings on the horizon, architectural details, the lights of perpetual city traffic... Evocations abound, but speed and movement are the motifs of this jewellery set, two new essential notions in Cartier’s aesthetic vocabulary. Perspective plays on depth to spark a dynamic. Asymmetry, forward and reverse angles, the precision of expert savoir-faire that stays in the shadows to put the magic in motion: the motif turns mobile, light years from the initial static drawing!

THE ORIENT
GEOMETRIC MOTIFS, STAR-SHAPED DESIGNS, PRECIOUS MASHRABIYAS, PLAYS ON OPENWORK AND MATERIALS, CONTRASTS BETWEEN BLUE AND GREEN: CARTIER’S ORIENTAL PALETTE KEEPS ON GROWING...

With the collection L’Odyssée de Cartier - Parcours d’un style, Cartier extends the frontiers even further, movement ripples through the creations, water meanders its way across grid designs, colours are bold, rigorous construction of forms invites eternal contemplation...

INDIA
RUBY BALLS, ENGRAVED EMERALDS, BRIGHTLY COLOURED STONES: THIS IS INDIA, AN INSPIRATION CARTIER CHERISHES TODAY BURSTING WITH MODERNITY...

Revealed through a kaleidoscope of forms and colours, a joyful apparition in a multitude of prisms: India, as Cartier sees it... the Tutti Frutti style invents itself as buoyant, luscious jewellery; the intensity of fuchsia tempered with diamonds; snakes slide onto the wrist with charming undulations; jewellery pieces blooming with volume, ethereal and physical, connect the earth to the sky. A contemporary allusion to the splendour of ceremonial jewellery of old, Cartier designs spectacular necklaces with exquisite sophistication, studded with radiant diamonds...

CHINA
MATERIALS, MOTIFS, IDEOGRAMS, ANIMALS AND DIVINITIES ALL INHERITED FROM CHINA: CARTIER’S TREASURE CHEST IS ENRICHED BY ITS CHINESE SPLENDOURS...

Stir things up with stones rich with zestful opulence, see the golden-winged phoenix take flight, bask in the benevolence of a mischievous dragon, soften at the sight of a baby panda or observe two dragons head-to-head, revelling in time everlasting... A timeless experience between land and sky, L’Odyssée de Cartier - Parcours d’un style beckons you into the infinity of China...

Credit photo: credits-Vincent Wulveryck © Cartier

 

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