Cartierís chromatic compositions never lack brilliance or daring. Ever since its beginnings, Cartier has fl aunted its taste for colour, fi ne gems and three-dimensional eff ects. A trademark feature, the spirit of the House.
In this precious watch, amethyst plays the starring role. A stone that invites interpretation, a stone of manifold evocations that contrast and refl ect each other. A gem like a fragment of night - a gentle resonance, profound and peaceful, which is energized with electricity and charm when light falls on it. A cushion-shaped amethyst of 62.84 carats, brilliance enhanced by its emerald cut, calls to mind the high classicism of the Place VendŰme in Paris, symbol of French Haute Joaillerie.
A symphony in geometry and volumes, in which the line contrasts with the curves of the onyx scrolls, set with round diamonds. Threading these 500 stones took 1,000 hours of work. The profi le reveals the base of the amethyst, set in a perforated bezel paved with diamonds, girdled with a line of baguette onyx stones, cut in situ.
Unchallenged mastery of the jewellerís art, contrast of white and black, clean, art-deco design, fl amboyant colour Ė the whole of Cartier art represented in this secret game of hide-and-seek within a concealed watch dial.