At this year’s edition of Watches & Wonders, Cartier revealed the watch that is first and foremost a statement of style. The chain-link bracelet remains a composed centrepiece of Maillon de Cartier. The timepiece is a jewel designed by Cartier. A bracelet whose chain-links are offset and aligned on the bias by Cartier. Well-rounded, they move in time with the ultra-feminine elegance. This interpretation allows the case and links to entwine themselves in one graphic motion.
Rectangular links, a hexagonal dial, bevelled brancards: the design of the Maillon de Cartier watch is all about rhythmic geometry.
“We wanted to deconstruct the bracelet and transcend its design through a volume approach. Emotion is in the movement and tension.” – Marie-Laure Cérède, Cartier Timepieces Creation Director.
The Maillon de Cartier watch also unites exceptional pieces with stones that enhance the design. The dials are inlaid to echo the sequencing of the stones set in the links. The choice of stones in the blue lacquer and tsavorite version adds to the kinetic relief of the watch.
Case: 16 x 17 mm, 6.8 mm, 18K yellow gold, 18K pink gold, 18K white gold
Crown: Set with a sapphire cabochon, or set with a brilliant-cut diamond (0.07 ct)
Jewels: Case and bracelet set with 400 brilliant-cut diamonds (8.30 cts) Case, dial and bracelet set with 486 brilliant-cut diamonds (8.64 cts) Case and bracelet set with 580 brilliant-cut diamonds (9.33 cts) Case, dial and bracelet set with 300 brilliant-cut diamonds (4.78 cts), 96 tsavorites and lacquer.