Live from SIHH 2019: Cartier

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Here is our highlights from Cartier. 75 new references.

Cartier Santos Collection is refreshed further. We begin with the Santos Dumont two tone and in pink gold, inspired by the original design of 1904. High autonomy quartz with 6 year lifespan. In large and small sizes. Unisex collection as both are rather small. S$8,450 (large) S$7,750 (small).

A new chronograph. Monopusher at 9, with the crown doubling up as reset. Available in two tone, solid gold and steel with a black DLC bezel. In two tone it’s S$19,800,in steel S$12,400 and in solid gold S$34,300.

My pick is the stainless steel version with a black steel bezel.

The Santos Noctuambule. With luminous numerals. Skeletonized. S$36,900.

The Tonneau collection also gets updated with a two timezone piece. One movement with two displays. The movement train is in one line. And the movement is a new caliber and is curved. S$109,000 LE 100 pcs in plat.

And the Baignoire. Oval case, original created in 1969 by Cartier’s London division. S$47,200 as shown in WG with brilliant cut diamonds . Many variants exist.

Panthere. First appeared in a Cartier as a wrist watch. Reappearing this year. Metier d’Art dials. Here, the Panthere de Cartier Manchette, looking like a bracelet. Shown below is the version with a lacquer dial is a LE of 50pcs in pink gold S$105,000. Quartz movement. Available with or without diamonds and different cuff widths.

And finally the Revelation du Panthere, now done with diamonds. 650 diamonds fall over the dial to show the outline of the panther. The 2018 version uses gold beads, this year its diamonds.

Peter Chong
Live from Geneva


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