New colors in the Cartier Tank Must. Cartier
Cartier is the master of remaster. Its most iconic collections were created from 1907 to 2007 and have continued to evolve to remain relevant. The secret of this strategy is to start with a great design that lends itself to interpretation and variation without harming its basic codes. This year, Cartier is applying the formula to Pasha, Ballon Bleu and Prive with new colors, ls, gemstone applications and environmentally friendly technology.
The new Cartier chronograph Pasha in gold. Cartier Antoine Pividori © Cartier
Cartier Pasha Cartier Antoine Pividori © Cartier
The Pasha, originally launched in 1985, was restarted last year, and this year the new models of the incredible versatility of Pasha's design. There are two new sizes: a 30mm chronograph and a 41mm chronograph, a size difference that only a truly unisex collection can justify. (The relaunch of the year The last was 35mm). There are both steel and gold versions of the chrono, which is distinguished by its large rotating bezel and protruding pushers with a cabochon cap. Not only do these elements add volume, but,with the signature art deco font, make this chronograph almost more elegant than sporty. The 30mm quartz version adds diamonds and color to the mix, and takes the Pasha back to what it was in the '80s, a powerful fashion statement with a dedicated female clientele. It received a QuickSwitch bracelet system that allows a choice of colors, ranging from burgundy and fuchsia to gray and navy blue or a gold or steel link bracelet. The bezel of the gold version can be set with 42 diamonds. There are also newly created two-tone gold and steel versions in sizes 41, 35 and 33mm, whichreflect the emerging return of the global watch industry to the two-tone.
Cartier Pasha in gold with diamonds. Cartier figcaption>
Few watch collections cover the full gamut from chronograph to fine jewelry, but Pasha's versatile design makes it work. The new Pashas adorned with bijoux, for example, offer a particularly dramatic representation of Cartier's iconic panther motif. The dials in the closed or openwork versions feature diamond-set plates and bridges in a panther head outline with emerald eyes. There are two fully paved versions on bracelets, one set with 25 carats of baguette diamonds.
Cartier Antoine Pividori © Cartier
Cartier Ballon Bleu in gold. Cartier Vincent Wulveryck @ Cartier
Cartier Ballon Bleu Cartier Antoine Pividori © Cartier
The Ballon Bleu, first launched in 2007, was created in both gold, steel and calendar, a flying tourbillon, a craft piece with a straw marquetry dial, a jewel watch and moon phase. This year it is dressed in dazzling new dial colors including rose gold, ice blue, gray and blue. The Ballon Blanc - with a rather diamond winding crown. sapphire crystal integrated in the case - is offered in a new version of 26 mm withnavy calfskin bracelets and diamond glasses.
The Cartier Tank Must contains the technology photovoltaic, withsolar movement. Cartier
Finally, Cartier revives the Tank Must, an icon first introduced in 1917 which was interpreted in a myriad of variations over the years, from entry level to high complication. Cartier reworked the design of the Tank Must to include new colored dials with matching straps in burgundy, green and blue, and as a place to introduce a new movement technology called photovoltaic.
The resuscitated Cartier Tank Must. Cartier Vincent Wulveryck © Cartier figcaption >
The technology consists of creating perforations in the dial through the Roman numerals that solar energy to reach the cells photovoltaics hidden under the dial. It took Cartier two years to develop it, with what he calls the SolarBeat movement, which has an average lifespan of 16 years. Cartier has also developed new composite bracelets for the model. about 40% plant matter, produced byshooting of waste apples grown for the food industry in Europe, an ecological alternative to calfskin. The bracelets will be deployed in the Cartier collections in the future.
One of the many new colored bracelets for the Cartier Tank Must. Cartoer Antoine Pividori © Cartier