The Cartier Mansion Redesigned
An antique bronze clock rests atop the cornice of a central westward-facing window at the neo-Renaissance mansion on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street. Pierre Cartier commissioned this timepiece from Brooklyn sculptor R Bonet in 1919. It's...
Six New Timepieces Pushing Innovation in Watchmaking
Innovation in mechanical watchmaking is alive and well—bursting at the springs in fact—as we saw at this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (often referred to as SIHH). Few people "need" a fine mechanical timepiece, though the desire...
Cartier's Crash Skeleton Wristwatch
Since its introduction in 1967 Cartier's Crash wristwatch has stood out as a model of iconic design. With a surreal asymmetrical design that challenges the uniformity of so many watches the nearly 50-year-old style Crash continues to evolve. At this...
Panthère de Cartier
Cartier first introduced the panther into it's iconography back in 1914. Still to this day, the powerful imagery plays upon the idea of what a ring can actually be. This ultra-luxuriant iteration, crafted from gold, green tsavorite garnets and onyx...
Cartier: Style and History
"Cartier: Style and History," is a unique show currently on display at the newly renovated Salon d'Honneur within Paris' Grand Palais, which tells the story of French luxury label Cartier (known as "jeweler to kings"). The exhibition includes approximately...
Cartier Apollo 11
As proper reward for forging new frontiers and landing Apollo 11 on the moon, astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin traveled to Paris where they were presented with a trio of solid gold Lunar Excursion Module replicas created...