Straw and gold: A new technique in fine watchmaking
Designed inside the Maison des Métiers d’Art in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Ronde Louis Cartier watch unveils its new creations for 2020 that highlight straw and gold marquetry. A stunning display of craftsmanship and shared expertise, 4 colors of gold are brought to life by both the Maison’s jewelers and marquetry craftsmen. The result can be measured in numbers: 75 blades of straw in different sizes and shades, 11 colors, 65 elements in white, yellow and rose gold shaped and satin-finished one by one, more than 100 hours of work, 97 of which are spent on the dial alone. Together, they make up the golden number of a dazzling watch, which combines complexity and sophistication, and celebrates the vitality of Cartier’s craftsmanship.