By Chanel Lim
Cartier is the embodiment of many beautiful things all at once — class, charisma, and luxury. Cartier first introduced the revolutionary Panthere de Cartier in 1983. And the decadence of that era led to an immediate rise in the popularity of these delicate timepieces.
Originally named after Jeanne Toussaint — Cartier’s artistic director of high jewellery from 1933 to 1970, who had the nickname “La Panthère”, this collection did not always have a smooth journey. It somehow disappeared from the scene in the early 2000s and was not revived until September 2014. To the delight of many a Cartier lover.
A Timeless Style
Continuing its reputation for elegant and small faces, the new Panthere de Cartier comes in 22mm and 27mm diameters. Both of which are relatively small in sizes, which the ladies who don’t fancy bulky pieces on their wrists most definitely love. Taking notes of the ladies’ favourites, the Panthere de Cartier is available in yellow gold, rose gold, and white gold. It also features a limited-edition rose gold piece with black lacquered links.
One thing is sure — from the more affordable steel pieces to the fully embellished gem-fitted ones, Panthere de Cartier has a timepiece for every taste, design, preference.
Take a peek below and fall in love with the small and dainty concept of the cherished Panthere de Cartier Collection all over again.
Panthere de Cartier 22mm Quartz
This Panthere de Cartier Quartz features a two-toned silver and gold design that brings forth a bold yet subtly put-together look. With a 22mm square dial, this delicate timepiece is only 6mm thick, showing off its miniature craft that almost feels weightless.
Beauty aside, there’s more than meets the eye to this small, compact timepiece. You will find that its precision and quality offer much more than it looks. This watch’s technical prowess does not pale in comparison with other luxury watch brands. This Panthere de Cartier comes with a quartz movement and is resistant to water for up to 30 metres. Both its case and bracelet feature stainless steel and 18K yellow gold. However, everybody knows that it’s the iconic crown with a blue spinel that is the key point in this timepiece.
To top it all off, its Roman numerals provide a tinge of sentimental wistfulness, reminding us of Panthère’s ups and downs in their watchmaking journey.
Panthere de Cartier 27mm Quartz
Slightly bigger at 27mm, this Panthere de Cartier also features a silver dial in a stainless steel case. The watch is perfect for ladies with an affection for timeless and classic designs. Almost monotone in a stainless steel case and bracelet, the highlight of this particular Panthere de Cartier is its blue hands and spinel crown.
First introduced in the 1980s, this classic timepiece pays tribute to its predecessor, only better and more refined. Protected by a high-quality sapphire crystal for superior scratch-resistance, this is a must-get watch for those who prefer modern yet timeless design. A quartz movement beats at the heart of this watch, ensuring precision and accuracy.
Panthere de Cartier Watch-Cuff in Yellow Gold
Choosing the right strap size will no longer be a problem with this cuff watch that Panthere de Cartier offers. A truly special design, this stunning timepiece is a big conversation starter.
Adorning a “‘Manchette” style design — detailed flowing links reminiscent of a panther’s movement, this Panthere de Cartier is a force to be reckoned with. Its dial is positioned slightly to one side of the cuff, displaying a sophisticated yet edgy look. Its cuff is also pieced together using open-work maillon links to reveal glimpses of the skin. Handcrafted and set with an 18K yellow gold case and bracelet, this work of art features the iconic silver dial and blued-steel sword-shaped hands.
This 22mm timepiece is waterproofed up to 30 metres. Whether you’re into conventional designs or partial to striking pieces like this Panthere de Cartier Watch-Cuff, a piece from this collection is a definite must-have.
Panthere de Cartier Panther Spots
Needless to say, this Panthere de Cartier is on a whole new dimension all on its own. Flaunting a full-diamond case and bracelet with 374 diamonds in total, this piece is probably the watch of every lady’s dream. The rhodium-finished 18K white gold case features the iconic black lacquer spots, a classical limited-edition design inspired by “panther spots”.
This beautiful 27mm Panthere de Cartier timepiece features a quartz movement and is water-resistant up to 30 metres. The diamond-paved dial showcases Cartier’s unique blued-steel sword-like hands. With 5.37 carats worth of diamonds in this timepiece, you’ll never need to own another diamond bracelet ever again.
Panthere de Cartier Triple Loop in Rose Gold
With just one look, the Panthere de Cartier Triple Loop model seems to defeat our usual idea of a bracelet or strap on a timepiece. A total of three loops coil beautifully around a lady’s wrist. Needless to say, this sensual timepiece evokes a sense of overlapping and flowing elegance.
Brilliant-cut diamonds embellish the 18K rose gold bezel and lugs. At its heart beats a Cartier quartz calibre movement that is typical in Cartier’s small timepieces. Blued-steel hands highlight the petite, 20mm frame, showing off the brand’s iconic sophistication.
Truly, you need to take a second look to believe what Cartier offers in its Panthere de Cartier collection. Various styles and designs epitomise the brand’s heritage and history in watchmaking. For a lady with an extraordinary and discriminating taste, the Panthere de Cartier is perfect for you.
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