For the 2014 edition of Watches & Wonders, Cartier will once again showcase the liveliness of its renowned watchmaking in a collection of sixty-eight pieces including sixteen new creations, two new movements and four unique pieces of High Jewellery. The unlimited creativity and innovation - which Cartier has demonstrated through continuous research since 1904 with the creation of the very first Cartier wristwatch - has never stopped driving the evolution of watchmaking.
This exclusive world premiere has been reserved for the second edition of this prestigious watchmaking event.
PASHA DE CARTIER 42MM - SKELETON DRAGON MOTIF WATCH
An inspired creativity that introduces the world of Chinese imagery into Cartier Fine Watchmaking
Cartier invents a Manufacture mechanical movement skeletonised in the shape of a dragon – that fabulous and legendary creature, a symbol of power and prestige that has been a guest of the Cartier menagerie ever since the Maison established its first links with China back in 1888. Visible though its sapphire crystal, the calibre 9617 MC with manual winding is exhibited like a creature of fantasy, set with 233 diamonds, with a marquise-cut tsavorite on the front and entirely engraved on the back.
This dragon-motif skeleton perpetuates a savoir-faire initiated with the first bridges carved in the form of Roman numerals in the Santos 100 watch, the model that established skeletonised movements as one of the most emblematic features of Cartier watchmaking.
This precious skill is coupled with an aesthetic that distinguishes the Pasha de Cartier watch, one of the great classic models of the Maison, with its instantly recognizable characteristic features: a serrated screw-down winding crown, adorned with a brilliant-cut diamond; “gun screw” attachments and an indented bracelet.
These three jewellery watch versions are equipped with a case set with brilliant-cut diamonds, available in one version with a black alligator-skin strap, and two others which feature an articulated bracelet of white gold links set with brilliant-cut or baguette-cut diamonds.