As a pioneer in creative watchmaking, Cartier has always regarded the spirit of innovation as the inherent concept of the brand tradition. A series of model timepieces born in this way not only established a new aesthetic style, but also surpassed the test of time. Cartier has a rich history in designing novel crowns, and Clé de Cartier watches have inherited this tradition. This forward-looking spirit has not only created countless technological innovations, but also brought subversive new designs: the square shape of the Santos watch, the rectangular shape of the Tank watch, the convex circle of Ballon Bleu …
Among them, the Santos de Cartier watch originates from the friendship between a master watchmaker and a flying adventurer, which is the crystallization of craftsmanship and infinite imagination. The friendship between flying man Alberto Santos-Dumont and the famous watchmaker Louis Cartier is based on many common grounds. They are so regretful because they both have the same passion and talent, and are full of the spirit of pursuing adventure and innovation. As early as 1904, Louis Cartier created the earliest wrist watch for his Brazilian friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, allowing him to know the time at any time while flying in the air. After the advent of this watch, it immediately became the focus of much attention and became the representative of modern timepieces.
Santos 100: Spirit of Adventure (100th Anniversary: Launched in 2004)
Thick and sturdy, bold and bold, surpassing all limits. The oversized case of Santos 100 is made of pure gold and stainless steel. The wide bezel is fixed by screws and the fluorescent hands on the dial. Every detail blooms in pursuit of freedom. This is a work of art full of mechanical aesthetics, symbolizing the spirit of independence. Cartier commemorates the centuries of the Santos de Cartier collection with this modern watch.
Santos 100 watch with stainless steel case and automatic Cartier movement
Ballon Bleu de Cartier Collection
The Ballon Bleu de Cartier series has a double-convex round case, a guilloché dial, sword-shaped hands, and a pure metal link watch. A magnificent curved glass mirror that magnifies and refracts time. The metal arc protects the winding crown set with diamonds, a little bit of blue, leading to the unknown world like a mystery. Condensed with Cartier’s excellent skills, it is like the eternal star shining on the road … From high-end watches to art workshop series, from high-end jewelry to creativity and innovation, Cartier watch world has it all, with the superb craftsmanship of Ballon Bleu de Cartier series wrist table.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier stainless steel bracelet watch, stainless steel case with Cartier automatic movement
TANK Tank Watch Series
The Cartier TANK tank watch was born in 1917. The new case broke the old conventions at that time, completely changed the watchmaking habits of the time, introduced modern design into the field of watchmaking, and has since become a highly regarded watchmaking model. In the first few years of the 20th century, Cartier focused on the design and research of the watch. Because the watch is different from a pocket watch, it must solve the problem of the connection between the case and the strap. — Also known as the “lugs” today — allows the two to be tied together. This is Cartier’s TANK tank watch, which harmoniously integrates all elements and opens a new era of watchmaking. The design of the TANK tank watch was designed by Louis Cartier based on the top view of the Renault military tank during the First World War: the vertical lugs on both sides represent the track of the tank car, and the case The cockpit body of the tank. It was not until 1919 that Cartier officially began mass production of TANK tank watches.
Tank Solo rose gold stainless steel watch with Cartier quartz movement and brown alligator strap
Clé de Cartier watch
This time, the crown is not only the most eye-catching feature of the watch, but also the inspiration for the name of the watch. ‘CLÉ’ in French means key, and the appearance of the new crown is very similar to a key. The operation of adjusting the time and date through the crown is a pioneering work in the world of fine watchmaking, reminiscent of the ancient tradition of using a key to wind a watch … The new crown is sizable and easy to operate. Functionality is not its only advantage, the watch itself is an exquisite item. The crown is slender and simple, and is set with a convex round sapphire. The setting process is different from the traditional method: the gem is cleverly embedded in the crown and aligned with the surrounding metal.
The rectangular crown looks like the end of a key, and according to Cartier’s tradition, a convex sapphire is embedded in the end. Cartier uses a special setting method to make the sapphire and the metal part of the crown completely aligned.
It breaks through the imagination and brings the new element of compact curves into the brand’s fine watchmaking design. When viewed from the side, the watch is arched and streamlined, smooth and soft, meeting organic and ergonomic standards. The charming body fits perfectly on the wrist for comfortable wearing. In keeping with Cartier’s style, this watch brings the same tactile and visual enjoyment. Unique design with perfect balance on the side of the table. The name of the new watch comes from this element: a crown like a jewel and a key.
The operation of winding and adjusting the time using the crown is the same as that of ordinary watches, but on this watch there is more feel like a key, and the distinct feel is quite surprising.
The new winding mechanism is not only practical but more satisfying. This mechanism follows a user-oriented philosophy and is equipped with a system that can easily adjust the time. After the adjustment, the crown can be pushed back to its original position, and the vertical posture can be restored automatically without hands-this truly simple operation is an amazing achievement of Cartier’s excellent craftsmanship. In addition, the design also adds a pleasant sound effect, which brings richer sensory enjoyment to the wearer. The soft clicking sound is accompanied by the movement of turning and pushing the crown. This wonderful sound contains the affinity, outstanding quality and sophisticated craftsmanship of timepiece masterpieces.
The 1847 MC movement has a diameter of 26.2 mm and is equipped with a fast-rotating barrel, which greatly increases the stability of the chronograph. The two-way automatic winding mechanism uses a specially designed lever system, which is particularly sturdy and durable. The movement is decorated with Côte de Genève, with a half-bounce date display and a power reserve of 42 hours.
Simplicity: the new homemade movement
This new Swiss-made movement combines cutting-edge technology and exquisite craftsmanship, developed, manufactured and assembled by Cartier craftsmen. The name ‘1847 MC’ is not accidental, this number represents the year the brand was founded. The movement has a diameter of 26.2 mm and adopts the same design principles as the case: simplicity and generosity, with emphasis on efficiency. The movement is equipped with a fast-rotating barrel, which greatly increases the stability of the timing. The two-way automatic winding mechanism uses a specially designed lever system, which is particularly sturdy and durable. The movement is decorated with Côte de Genève, with a half-bounce date display and a power reserve of 42 hours.
The model wears a Cartier Cle de Cartier watch, 18K white gold case and bracelet.
Designed for Men-Simple and Harmonious
The design of the Clé de Cartier men’s watch is quite bold, naturally exuding calm power and confidence. It is designed for specific men: they fully understand the essence of life as balance, clarity, peace of confidence and strength, without any proof, and appreciate the inherent value of beautiful things.
Clé de Cartier watch, 18K rose gold case, 40 mm diameter, hours, minutes, seconds, semi-instantaneous date display, 1847 MC automatic movement, sapphire crystal, case back, 42-hour power reserve, matching Alligator strap.
Designed for Women-Simple and Elegant
The women’s watch series uses the right exquisite design to show the beauty of balance of power and elegance. The case is minimalistic yet mature, and the streamlined and rounded appearance creates a unique and charming touch. Cartier is adhering to the pioneering spirit, creating a refreshing barrel-shaped cutting process, which allows the diamond to be perfectly embedded in the case, showing a silky satin-like texture.
Clé de Cartier, 18K white gold case with diamonds, 35 mm diameter, hours, minutes, seconds, semi-instantaneous date display, 1847MC automatic movement, sapphire crystal, case back, 42-hour power reserve, alligator leather Strap.
Clé de Cartier watch, 18K rose gold case with diamonds, 31 mm diameter, hours, minutes, seconds, date, automatic movement, sapphire crystal, case back, 42-hour power reserve, 18K rose gold chain band.
Cartier Cle de Cartier watch, 40 mm 18K rose gold case, bezel set with diamonds, red alligator leather strap.