When many brands in the SIHH this year introduced adaptations of preexisting models, Cartier watches amazed us with a fresh collection named Clé. Using its streamlined, ergonomic and compatible lines, the newest Cartier Clé watch includes a brand new key-shaped crown where the set derives its title. The unusual form of this crown is a nostalgic reminder of those times when pocket watches and clocks needed a secret to be wrapped.
Cartier has been able to deliver the audacity and imaginative pleasure of its high jewellery bits to its both valued high watchmaking actions. Inspired by the shape of a WWI Renault tank along with the crumpled remains of a Cartier oblong watch after an automobile crash – that gave birth into the square lines of this 1917 Tank watch along with also the groovy asymmetry of this 1967 Crash watch respectively – Cartier’s designers locate stimulation in the oddest places. The Tank, the square Santos pilot watch along with the chubby, round curves of their Ballon Bleu are as in demand now as they were when they first started.
The newest Cartier Clé set opens the doorway to some more contained and tapered rotundity compared to the Ballon Bleu. The challenge here is to make a new case according to an ideal circle. The round dial, with its timeless Roman numerals along with guilloché center, is counter by softly arching lugs, giving the profile that a graceful ergonomic lineup which sits perfectly on the wrist.
Cartier’s trademark blue sapphire hasn’t yet been excluded and continues to be fitted within the curved contours of the event. To correct the time, the main could be dragged out and switched into the accompaniment of a click.
All those models in this brand new collection of Cartier watches homes a cutting movement developed and constructed by Cartier’s watch manufactory at Switzerland. Calibre 1847 MC is a brand new automatic motion using a dual-direction winding system guarantee that a continuous power source of 42 hours, which retains the hours, minutes, central seconds and date works in excellent moment.
Women have more choices in a smaller 31mm instance, which may be asked in white or rose gold, either with or without brilliant-cut diamonds around the bezel, or even a sumptuous complete pavé version.