The new Cartier Révélation d’Une Panthère is really a sight to be seen
Cartier is already known the world over as a jewelry brand that creates some of the most exquisite pieces on the market. Since 1847, the French company has strived to make jewelry which isn’t just pretty, but luxurious and highly sought-after.
Indeed, anyone looking to add a new Cartier watch to their collection will have to pay thousands of dollars, even if you’re buying one that’s been pre-worn. At the end of the day, Cartier knows who they are and who their target audience is, which is why we shouldn’t be surprised that their latest masterpiece is bold, daring, and incredibly opulent.
Named the Cartier Révélation d’Une Panthère, this beautiful watch is made up of a staggering 1,289 diamonds, which comes to a total of 19.39 carats.
However, that’s not even the most amazing part about the timepiece, which took a whopping five years to create. The black dial contains a specially formulated liquid and 650 tiny diamonds that begin to form the shape of a panther face when you tilt the watch to check the time. With incredible craftsmanship, the diamonds move through passages in the liquid unseen to the human eye to form the panther face, which stay in place for a few seconds before the diamonds settle at the bottom.
The overall effect of the wristwatch is quite hypnotic and beautiful, and the cascading miniature diamonds is not something you see every day! The watch is a true testament to the lavishness that surrounds Cartier, proving that the esteemed jewelry brand has no desire to cheapen the designs to be more affordable to the general public.
Of course, this special edition is not necessarily something to wear on an average day, but rather for high-class events and functions. However, you’ll need to be pretty quick to get one, as the Révélation d’Une Panthère is limited to only 40 pieces and can only be purchased via special appointments at official Cartier boutiques. The price? It’s $249,000. Is this the perfect watch for her? If you’ve got the cash to splash, then it would be hard to resist.
This isn’t Cartier’s only foray into opulence, nor will it be the last, as its jewelry continues to grace magazines and red carpets across the world. Earlier in May, actress Monica Belluci dazzled the crowds at Cannes by wearing a tribute necklace to a famous original piece made by Cartier for Mexican actress, María Félix. Belluci’s version still has the diamond-encrusted crocodile that made the original necklace so eye-catching and gorgeous.
Furthermore, if you happen to be in Beijing from June 1st to July 31st, you could witness a stunning exhibition of nearly 830 pieces from Cartier’s archives, displayed prominently at the Beijing Palace Museum. The exhibition will also pay homage to Chinese designs and materials (such as lacquer and jade) and display how dragons – a famous Chinese symbol of luck, strength, and power – has influenced many Cartier creations over the years.