Cartier at SIHH 2013
Cartier had a strong year in 2013. Amongst the SIHH exhibitors, it was amongst the best in terms of breadth, complications and ideas. For me the highlights are the pair of mystery watches in the Fine Watchmaking line, the Crash on bracelet, and the little publicised small complications in Santos-Dumont and Tortue cases.
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Cartier at SIHH 2013
Cartier had a strong year in 2013. Amongst the SIHH exhibitors, it was amongst the best in terms of breadth, complications and ideas. For me the highlights are the pair of mystery watches in the Fine Watchmaking line, the Crash on bracelet, and the little...
Part I: Fine Watchmaking
The news of the 2013 Fine Watchmaking line was revealed on the forum earlier, and here is the complete list. My favourites are the twin mystery watches, which are inspired by Cartier's iconic mystery clocks. The Mysterious Hours is an especially compellin...
Part II: Complications and men's
Before SIHH Cartier unveiled the new Calibre de Cartier Chronograph with the in-house 1904CH-MC movement. I liked it a lot more than the original Calibre de Cartier automatic, and you can see photos and my thoughts on it . At SIHH Cartier unveiled two mor...
Part III: Ladies and jewellery
The highlight of the ladies' and jewelled watches is the new Crash with a matching teardrop bracelet. I was sceptical when I first saw stock images of the watch, but in person it is beautiful. The delicate teardrop links of the bracelet match the case sha...
Nice new line-up, as always...
.. I am just concerned that Cartier is getting further away from my league before I can reach and bigger and thicker like other brands.... :-( The mysterious tourbillon is one to meet in person.... Ken
Part IV: An analysis of Cartier's 2013 collection
Cartier’s new collection presented at SIHH 2013 is notable not just for the various watches, but for a few trends that reflect the brand’s development as a watchmaker. One is the invoking of Cartier’s historical timepieces with the new Crash and Mysteriou...