The Cartier d’Art Watches for 2014 – A Gemstone Tiger and Gold Leaf Falcon

Cartier d'Art Watches

Cartier introduced several new and stunning watches to their horology collection this year. Amongst them are the exceptional and rare Carter d’Art Watches.

Cartier d’Art Watches

Cartier introduced two new watches to their exclusive Cartier d’Art Collection this year. A Bengal Tiger structured in white gold – a 500 piece mosaic of white Cachalong opal tiles on a background of Lapis Lazuli and  Blue Agate. The other features relief of a Falcon embellished in gold leaf carved directly onto a mother-of-pearl face. Both have an inset tourbillons. The two styles come in various degrees of diamond embellishment as you will see.

Cartier D'art Watches Hero IIHIH

The “Cartier d’Art” collection showcases the rare jewelry-making techniques of enameling, engraving, and wood and mother-of-pearl marquetry. The spectacular dials and extravagant curves of “Cartier d’Art” timepieces cultivate rare talents and a unique sense of inspiration. These are much rarer watches than the Cartier watches you see on every other wrist on fashionable areas. And since you don’t often see them, I wanted to give you a good look. Of course there are no prices listed because you know what they say- if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch – 46 mm, pink gold
Cartier D'art Watch 3 IIHIH
The majestic falcon that adorns the dial of this Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch is brought to life by meticulously crafted noble materials. The motif is engraved directly onto mother-of-pearl. The details of the bird’s plumage are created by variations in thickness. The motif is preciously embellished by the gleam of gold leaf. This virtuoso craftsmanship is combined with Cartier’s precision watchmaking expertise in the flying tourbillon 9452 MC.

Ballon Bleu de Cartier Flying Tourbillon – 46 mm, pink gold, diamond bezel
Cartier D'art Watch 4 IIHIH
The majestic falcon that adorns the dial of this Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch is brought to life by meticulously crafted noble materials. The motif is engraved directly onto mother-of-pearl. The details of the bird’s plumage are created by variations in thickness. The motif is preciously embellished by the gleam of gold leaf. This virtuoso craftsmanship is combined with Cartier’s precision watchmaking expertise in the flying tourbillon 9452 MC.

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon Watch – 45 mm, platinum
Cartier D'art Watch 1 IIHIH
Cartier revives the tradition of gemstone mosaic in a meticulously crafted piece created within the tiny space of a dial. It comprises more than 500 tiles in four types of gemstones. The body of a Bengal tiger is depicted in a delicate white-gold structure covered with white cachalong tiles on a background of lapis lazuli and blue agate. By the tiger’s paws lies a mysterious double tourbillon, a Manufacture movement stamped with the “poinçon de Genève”.

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon Watch – 45 mm, platinum, diamond bezel, crown and lugs.
Cartier D'art Watch 2 IIHIH
Cartier revives the tradition of gemstone mosaic in a meticulously crafted piece created within the tiny space of a dial. It comprises more than 500 tiles in four types of gemstones. The body of a Bengal tiger is depicted in a delicate white-gold structure covered with white cachalong tiles on a background of lapis lazuli and blue agate. By the tiger’s paws lies a mysterious double tourbillon, a Manufacture movement stamped with the “poinçon de Genève”.

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon Watch – 45 mm, platinum, diamond bezel, crown, lugs and bracelet.
Cartier D'art Watch 5 IIHIH
Cartier revives the tradition of gemstone mosaic in a meticulously crafted piece created within the tiny space of a dial. It comprises more than 500 tiles in four types of gemstones. The body of a Bengal tiger is depicted in a delicate white-gold structure covered with white cachalong tiles on a background of lapis lazuli and blue agate. By the tiger’s paws lies a mysterious double tourbillon, a Manufacture movement stamped with the “poinçon de Genève”.

A nice little video about the history of Cartier’s Watchmaking:

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