The hours taken to set the precious stones, the facets that make up the panther's head, the number of diamonds or the date of the panther's first appearance at Cartier: the figures speak for themselves and tell their own story about the latest appearance of the Maison's emblematic animal.
PANTHÈRE JEWELRY WATCH
With the latest Panthère de Cartier jewelry watch, the panther clamps her jaw boldly to the case.
REPRODUCING THE SPIRIT OF THE ANIMAL
Precious, magnetic and powerful... the Panthère jewellery watches have been the subject of many workshop hours at the Cartier design studios. The emblematic animal is brought to life through savoir-faire innovations: a novel approach to onyx, cut to make a panther’s nose, and diamonds that explore multiple setting techniques, including the shagreen diamond setting that maximises the radiance of the stones.
For Cartier, the most important aspect of savoir-faire is the hyphen between “savoir” and “faire”: the incessant back-and-forth between designers and craftsmen, the fruit of a creative dialogue and productive exchanges.
The challenge? Introducing movement within the dial. Inspired by an hourglass, cutting-edge technology and traditional practices come together to push the boundaries of watchmaking. 650 small diamonds reveal the face of a panther right before our eyes. The fruit of five years of hard work, this magic is recognised by two patents.