Cartier 2013 Master Craftsmanship Watch

Over the years, Cartier has dedicated itself to innovation and practice by continuously experimenting with new technologies, regaining forgotten ancient craftsmanship, and exploring the limits of thousands of possible craftsmanship. Inspired by curiosity, creativity such as translucent hollow enamel, monochrome enamel micro-painting, straw inlay, and the latest metal beads and jade reliefs are born.

 Through the Master Craftsmanship series, Cartier brings color to the aesthetic and emotional realm. The master watchmaker boldly explores in rich color gradients to create a masterpiece of watch that is dynamic and deep. Not only are they highly skilled and poetic, they have achieved a rich color mix with patience and meticulous work and very rare craftsmanship, showing a full artistic atmosphere. Their talents make the fantasy animal shapes above the master craftsman watches, and under certain lighting conditions make them emit the light like the sun or the moon.

 Engravers, enamelists, fine inlayers, sculptors and other skilled craftsmen perfectly combine various unique materials and colors, cleverly use the mother-of-pearl glaze layer, the golden color of straw, the transparency of enamel and the light of agate Vivid three-dimensional effects, showing rich color contrast, portraying lifelike images.

 Translucent hollow enamel fish decoration watch

 The challenge of this watch is to give the viewer a sense of crystal clear blue water, and Cartier successfully used openwork enamel and iridescent translucent tones reminiscent of beautiful corals on the sea floor. One, two, three … Five blues compete with gray and purple on the bottom of the dark tones. The hollowed-out enamel dial is as vivid as stained-glass windows, and its charm is endless. The translucent enamel is suspended in fine and delicate metal wires like pencil lines, as if playing with light and shadow. Cartier’s enameler uses extremely delicate and rare techniques to superimpose painted mother-of-pearl, and a smart little fish comes into view. Its rich orange color and image design create a dreamlike feel for the entire dial. This round watch is like a porthole, and looks as though you can reach the deep sea through it.

Ronde Louis Cartier small fish and coral watch, oversized model, mother-of-pearl engraving, micro-painting and translucent skeleton enamel
Case: 18K rhodium-plated white gold, set with 61 brilliant-cut round diamonds, total diamond weight 1.57 carats
Crown: Bead-shaped crown set with a diamond
Dial: 18K white gold, mother-of-pearl carving and micro-painted small fish decoration, translucent hollow enamel coral decoration, set with 6 brilliant-cut round diamonds, total diamond weight 0.02 carats
Strap: Semi-matte white alligator strap
Clasp: 18K rhodium-plated white gold folding clasp set with 43 brilliant-cut round diamonds, total diamond weight is 0.42 carats
Water resistance: 30 meters / 100 feet / 3 bar
Movement: Cartier 430 MC workshop refined manual winding mechanical movement
Numbered and limited to 30 pieces

Santos enamel engraved falcon watch

 Cartier aims to use this Santos enamel engraved oversized watch to show the aura of predators with a dreamy aura, and to depict the body of the falcon in the subtle dark gray and blue-black shades. The sculptor uses the solid and hollow carvings to create the three-dimensional effect of the wings, showing the contrast effect of feathers and down. From the gently curved beak to the slightly raised orange enamel eyes, all details have been carefully painted and clearly presented against a black matte mineral background. Falcon’s pupils are lifelike, alert and penetrating.

 Santos-Dumont decorative falcon watch, oversized model, fine engraving and inlaid enamel

Case: 18K rhodium-plated white gold, set with 49 trapezoidal diamonds, total diamond weight 6.31 carats
Crown: octagonal crown set with a 0.34 carat diamond
Dial: 18K white gold, finely carved and decorated with enamel falcon
Strap: Semi-matte black alligator strap
Clasp: 18K rhodium-plated white gold folding clasp set with 37 trapezoidal diamonds, total diamond weight 0.85 carats
Water resistance: 30 meters / 100 feet / 3 bar
Movement: Cartier 430 MC workshop refined manual winding mechanical movement
Numbered and limited to 20 pieces

Monochrome enamel micro-painted horse decoration watch

 The proud mane of Andalusian horses shines the light of the moon, a miracle that Cartier showed in this monochrome enamel micro-painted watch. The enamelist uses shadows and light to evolve the various gradients of midnight blue. The steeds are vigorous and dynamic, like an intoxicating ghost at night.

 Monochrome enamel micro-painting is an ancient enamel making process. It is named for its use of black, white and gray tones, similar to the fine painting done by a sculptor. In this watch, Cartier will gray The tone changes to blue. As in the oil painting, sea blue is a white background and set off. The craftsman covers the dial with a layer of bright blue enamel, bakes it in an oven, and then uses white Limoges to draw the pattern step by step. This step requires six to eight different Roasting process. The enamel painting of this watch takes almost 40 man-hours.

 The enamel craftsman can also highlight the shadows and contrasts through the white gradient, play with the change of light, and shape the three-dimensional effect of the pattern.

 Ronde Louis Cartier watch, oversized model, monochrome enamel

Case: 18K rhodium-plated white gold, set with 61 brilliant-cut round diamonds, total diamond weight 1.57 carats
Crown: Bead-shaped crown set with a diamond
Dial: 18K white gold, monochrome enamel micro-painted horse decoration
Strap: Semi-matte black alligator strap
Clasp: 18K rhodium-plated white gold folding clasp set with 43 brilliant-cut round diamonds, total diamond weight is 0.42 carats
Water resistance: 30 meters / 100 feet / 3 bar
Movement: Cartier 430 MC workshop refined manual winding mechanical movement
Numbered and limited to 80 pieces

Straw-inlaid watch with lion decoration

 In this finely crafted straw watch, Cartier uses the special material of straw to show his heroic appearance. The warm tones and silky stalks of the straw show a subtle gradation of the color of the lion’s mane, which makes it brilliant. Straws with outstanding luster are split open one by one, then flattened with a pressure roller, cut with a fine wood carving saw, and arranged side by side to form a design pattern. The natural straw has six different shades from golden yellow to reddish brown. Through the technique of perspective and creative cutting, the majestic and noble lion pattern is drawn. Although straw is a rare material for watchmaking, it was boldly used by Cartier two years ago due to its delicate texture and unique toughness, creating many masterpieces of watches.

 Rotonde de Cartier watch with lion decoration, fine straw inlay

Case: 18K rose gold
Crown: bead-shaped crown set with a convex round sapphire
Dial: 18K yellow gold, straw inlaid with male lion decoration
Strap: Semi-matte brown alligator strap
Buckle: 18K rose gold folding buckle
Water resistance: 30 meters / 100 feet / 3 bar
Movement: Cartier 9601 MC workshop refined manual winding mechanical movement
Case back: sapphire crystal case back
Numbered and limited to 70 pieces

Natural agate embossed crocodile watch

 This blue gradient natural agate relief watch is a bold attempt by Cartier to apply the delicate craftsmanship of jade relief to the art of watchmaking. The blue sea surface is shimmering and the waves are blooming, and the agate embossed crocodile emerges. Cartier has uniquely interpreted one of the most representative predators in the animal kingdom, the crocodile, shaping the three-dimensional feeling of birth and blooming like a moon. This special master craftsmanship allows jade to show different subtle tones from blue-black to iridescent white without damaging the gem itself. This dreamy watch is equipped with a floating tourbillon complication movement and is engraved with the Geneva imprint, which is a marvel of art and watchmaking.

 Rotonde de Cartier crocodile watch, agate relief

Case: 18K white gold
Crown: bead-shaped crown set with a convex round sapphire
Dial: 18K white gold, natural agate crocodile relief
Strap: Semi-matte black alligator strap
Buckle: 18K white gold folding buckle
Water resistance: 30 meters / 100 feet / 3 bar
Movement: Cartier 9452 MC workshop refined hand-wound mechanical movement, engraved with the high-quality mark of Geneva, equipped with a floating tourbillon, the ‘C’ shaped tourbillon frame also functions as a second
Case back: sapphire crystal case back
Numbered and limited to 30 pieces

Snow White Elegant Ladies Watch Van Cleef & Arpels White Gold Diamond Watch Tasting

In the eyes of Van Cleef & Arpels, time is a manifestation of poetry. Each season, the brand is committed to capturing the ephemeral nature of time, condensing its flying charm into a dreamlike watch, and shocking people with bold designs. Each watch is famous for its unique design and exquisite workmanship. Its designers can always combine natural magnificence and glamour jewelry to create stunning works. Today we bring you a ladies watch with white gold diamonds and a dial decorated with butterflies.
 Van Cleef & Arpels women’s watch series VCARF51200 watch

 This ladies watch highlights the mastery of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry processing. The white gold bezel is set with round diamonds crafted by Van Cleef & Arpels. The dial is made of feminine mother-of-pearl, which fits perfectly with this white-tone female watch. The crown and lugs are also inlaid with delicate diamonds, making every detail of the entire watch beautiful. Combining the brand’s exquisite gem technology with watchmaking technology, it brings people a soft and irresistible visual experience. The bezel is meticulously outlined with platinum and diamonds, and the butterfly dial is created with mother-of-pearl. The whole watch is soft and atmospheric, delicate but not delicate, which is impressive, fully showing Van Cleef & Arpels’ interpretation of art.

 The 36 mm diameter of this watch is a relatively large size in women’s watches. But the large size also makes this watch more eye-catching and more atmospheric. The slender connection connects the dial with the strap, making the entire watch very streamlined, which is very suitable for expressing the feminine charm. Although the white dial design is simple, it is very beautiful and romantic. The designer used mother-of-pearl and diamonds to create a dancing butterfly with exquisite craftsmanship, showing the feminine femininity in a romantic form. The white satin strap echoes the white butterfly on the dial and is beautiful.
 Summary: Van Cleef & Arpels VCARF51200 watch is a high-profile ladies watch. Since 1910, the brand has shown its extraordinary beauty through unique and timeless jewelry timepieces, showing the brand’s magical alchemy art: Every piece of timepiece creation is infused with soul.
 Watch details reference: vancleefarpels / 25078 /