A-listers from all walks of the entertainment industry flocked to Los Angeles to join Cartier in the relaunch of its coveted Panthere de Cartier copy watch collection.
At the center of the attention, though, roared the Panthere de Cartier watch, which the almost two-century old maison has chosen to revive this year. Fierce and stealthy, the panther has been a beloved Cartier symbol since the remote 1914. That year saw the release of the first “panther” piece – a bracelet watch with onyx and diamonds. It was not until 1983, however, that the Panthere de Cartier collection premiered.
Waking back to life, the Replica Panthere de Cartier With two sizes – 22mm and 27mm – and nine iterations – from affordable plain steel models to pieces of white gold, diamonds and enamel. Linked to brick-lay bracelets with concealed folding clasps, all watches are fueled by a quartz movement. The timepieces bring back the elegance, power and confidence that have come to define the Cartier woman for years.
The Panthère de Cartier Copy watch,which enjoyed a cult status, was discontinued by the brand in the 2000s. The revival of the collection by the marque has received enthusiastic approval by its fans. As is usual with the line, it is powered by a quartz movement and comes in two sizes – small and medium respectively. Both editions have the same features, such as the square case with screwed-down bezel and linked brick-lay bracelet with concealed folding clasp.
The emeralds were paired two by two, ensuring an elegant arrangement. Almost 8 carats were shed in re-cutting to instil a perfect harmony of form and a uniform colouring: a lush, almost sparkling green with a hint of yellow. The Cartier Replica Watches lifelike appearance of the gemstones is enhanced by their apparent freedom to move; in the expert hands of the jeweller, they seem to rustle as the stalk of the papyrus sways in the breeze.
The dial, occupying a minuscule space at the centre of the composition, is a jewel in its own right. This masterful feat of watchmaking is framed by diamonds and accentuated by the two triangular-shaped diamonds that serve as hour markers at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock.
This Cartier evening watch was inspired by a set of 15 rubies. The 15 rubies, with a total weight of 24.93 carats, exhibit a remarkably uniform colour: an intense deep red Cartier Replica with a diamond-like sparkle partnered by the orangey-pink hue specific to Mozambican rubies.
It is a flash of fire, described in French as a “trait d’éclat”, that the master craftsmen of Cartier aimed to reproduce in this finished piece, and they have succeeded admirably. The rubies weave around the Replica Cartier Watches in a glittering ribbon accentuated with baguette-cut diamonds, curling around and caressing the dial that softly blends into the composition. Slipped into place on the wrist, the watch reveals the time with a dainty and feminine touch.
One year ago, Cartier launched the Drive de Cartier collection. Now the collection expands with two new models: the Drive de Cartier Extra Flat and the Drive de Cartier replica watches Moon Phases, both presented at SIHH 2017.
The Drive de Cartier replica Extra Flat is less than 7 mm thick — 6.6 mm, to be precise. That makes the watch 40 percent slimmer than the original model, according to Cartier. The slim model has a white gold or rose gold case that measures 38 x 39 mm. It’s powered by the manual-winding in-house movement, Caliber 430 MC. The white-gold version is limited to 200 pieces, priced at $16,700. The rose gold version costs $15,600 and is not limited.
The Drive de Cartier Moon Phases is powered by the automatic manufacture movement 1904-LU MC, which holds 48 hours of power reserve, which includes the moon-phase display at 6 o’clock that gives the cheap replica watches its name. This indicator, which Cartier describes as “astronomic,” needs to be corrected by only one day every 125 years. The case of the Drive de Cartier Moon Phases is 40 x 41 mm in diameter and made either of steel ($7,850) or rose gold ($21,100). Scroll down to see additional images, including live photos taken at SIHH 2017.