Cartier Crash Series Amazing Design Limited Edition Replica Watches For Sale

The origin of Cartier’s most bizarre watch ever dates back to 1967. There are a couple of frightening, unconfirmed stories about the way the watch came to life, both of which took place in London. One is about a lady who brought her Baignoire watch in for repair, since it had been involved in a traffic accident where it got badly damaged. Another story is about a Cartier London manager, who was involved in a car accident that resulted in a fire. His watch – a large, curved Maxi Oval – melted from the heat exposure. The melted timepiece inspired Jean-Jacques Cartier, then head of Cartier London, to create a watch that was inevitably christened  the “Crash”.

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Which of these stories, if either, is the correct one, we don’t know, but the latter sounds the more plausible, since the Maxi Oval, with its sharp case top – similar to the Crash – could easily be melted to the distorted shape of the Cartier replica Crash watches. It is sometimes believed that the design of the watch was inspired by a painting of Salvador Dalí’s, but there is absolutely no evidence of that at all. On the contrary, it was Piaget that started work on a project with Salvador Dalí in 1967 that lasted almost till 1970.

Cartier London launched the timepiece as a men’s watch, in yellow-gold and white-gold (just three in white-gold, though) cases that measured 43mm by 23mm, and produced the watch in very limited numbers. Before Cartier Paris took over the production of the Crash (after the manufacturing of watches became centralised), two designers of Cartier London left the company and started their own brand, Churchill Watches.

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The company was not that successful and did not survive long either. But their first release was interesting – Churchill Crash  Cartier fake watches. Released in a 52mm-long white- or yellow-gold case and powered by an ETA calibre, the watch was sold in the UK and USA. While the watch is often the subject of discussion, it was never sought after by collectors, nor did it ever fetch a decent price at auctions. It is still the Cartier London Crash watch that sets auctions  on fire, when, once in several years, a piece – preferably in white-gold with the magical word “London” on the dial – emerges and  is auctioned off.

Panthere de Cartier Limited Edition Gold Case Replica Watches For Sale

A-listers from all walks of the entertainment industry flocked to Los Angeles to join Cartier in the relaunch of its coveted Panthere de Cartier replica watches collection.

Last Friday, Milk Studios, a spacious photography venue in the heart of Hollywood, turned into the outsized insides of a jewelry box that coddled Cartier’s star-studded fete. The glamorous event was hosted by Sofia Coppola, Cartier International CEO Cyrille Vigneron and Cartier North America President and CEO Mercedes Abramo.

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Shunning Cinco de Mayo for the opulence of the unveil party were celebrities in the ranks of Sienna Miller, Dakota Johnson, Miranda Kerr, Lily Collins, Kristen Dunst, Dita von Teese, to name but a few. The high-profiled guests sipped champagne as a welcome and later enjoyed a raw bar and the culinary creations of The French Laundry chef Thomas Keller. Acclaimed performers Alicia Keys, Lion Babe and DJ Mark Ronson kept the spirits soaring with special gigs.

At the center of the attention, though, roared the Panthere de Cartier limited edition watches, which the almost two-century old maison has chosen to revive this year. Fierce and stealthy, the panther has been a beloved Cartier symbol since the remote 1914. That year saw the release of the first “panther” piece – a bracelet watch with onyx and diamonds. It was not until 1983, however, that the Panthere de Cartier collection premiered. The panther line grew until the early 2000s, when the brand discontinued it.

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Waking back to life, the Panthere de Cartier comes in two sizes – 22mm and 27mm – and nine iterations – from affordable plain steel models to pieces of white gold, diamonds and enamel. Linked to brick-lay bracelets with concealed folding clasps, all watches are fueled by a quartz movement. The timepieces bring back the elegance, power and confidence that have come to define the Cartier women’s fake watches for years.

VIDEO: Luxury Replica Cartier 2017 collection overview and the ‘perfect’ Drive

Between you and me, we were pretty happy with Cartier’s SIHH 2017 collection. And no, not just because the re-release of the Panthère gives us carte blanche to post this picture of Pierce Brosnan in his ’80s prime:

No, it’s because we’re all big fans of the Drive, and the powers that be in best replica Cartier’s product development team saw fit to bless us with two very handsome new versions – one with a moon phase, and an extra-flat version that is, in our not-so-humble opinion, stripped-back perfection. Our only problem with it? The lack of a steel version. Let’s just say our fingers are crossed for next year.

Haute Time’s Four Favorite Big Date Watches

Watches that feature a larger and more prominent date than usual have been increasingly popular. Not only do they have the added benefit that it is easier to read the date, but they are also technically more advanced. A larger date window requires a larger date disc, which requires more energy to move. But it is not only moving the date disc, it is also stopping it at just the right position so that the date is perfectly lined up. To accomplish this a lot of expertise and craftsmanship is required. Here are some of Haute Time’s favorite watches featuring a big date

Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase “Lumen”

Lange & Söhne is almost synonymous for the big date function, mainly thanks to the benchmark status that the Lange 1 has conquered over the years. A classic in its own right, Lange & Söhne recently showed us that they could also give this watch a slight sportive edge by applying a luminescent compound to the moon phase and the date function. The result is especially during the darker hours of the day breathtaking. Thanks to the dial made of semi-transparent sapphire crystal glass does this watch also in broad daylight show a side of the Lange 1 we don’t see that often!

Chopard L.U.C. Perpetual Chronograph

A chronograph and a perpetual calendar in one watch is already a very tempting proposition, but cheap fake Chopard watches also tops this off with a big date function. Chopard knows to unite all these complications in a very harmonious, and even symmetrical, dial design. Powered by one of their manufacture L.U.C. movements this watch leaves very little left to desire.

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date

The Portofino collection is among the most elegant offerings of replica IWC. With the Hand-Wound Big Date, the brand offers the vintage charm of a hand wound movement combined with a classical sub seconds at six o’clock. A generous 8-day power reserve ensures that you don’t have to wind the watch daily, while the big date dominates the top part of the dial, as the most prominent attraction on the dial.

Blancpain L-evolution Tourbillon Large Date

Flying tourbillon or the large date? It is hard to determine which commands the most attention on the best replica Blancpain L-evolution. The flying tourbillon identifies the watch as something truly unique and precious, while the big date shows its inner workings highlighted by perfectly crafted engine turned details of the movement. It is a watch that finds synergy, in contrast, resulting in a bold statement, and the same goes for the big date function in general: practical, technically challenging and always a prominent eye-catcher!

Replica Cartier’s Glamour Girls

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then the legendary House of Cartier is the matchmaker that just keeps on giving.

One of the long-held rubrics of jewellery, and indeed watches, is that it needs to be worn. Only when freed from the safe and on the body do these works truly come to life, infused with the spirit of both wearer and maker. Such an inspired awakening is something the House of cheap replica Cartier knows intimately well: its creations have been worn by some of the most rakish, era-defining women of their day: take for example Wallis Simpson who, after King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to wed her, became Time Magazine’s first female “Man” of the Year in 1936. Such über-modern muses – feminine, fiercely independent but also mysterious – have inspired Cartier’s boldest pieces, both past and into the present.

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From the beginning, Cartier has been there to supply the glamour girls of their time. Among its earliest patrons was Napoleon I’s niece Princess Mathilde – hostess extraordinaire and dubbed “Notre Dame des Arts” – who followed her first order in 1856 with some 200 more. By the turn of the century, fake Cartier had a royal roster the envy of any court purveyor. The sovereigns of Spain and Portugal granted it warrants in 1904, followed by Russia, Siam and Greece; the list goes on as do the names: Elisabeth of Belgium, Queen Elizabeth II, even the American Vanderbilts commissioned many hair ornaments. Unsurprisingly, tiaras were Cartier’s crowning forte then – a symbol of power and marriage that it still pays homage to today: In 2014, it created a fantastic watch-brooch-tiara for its Les Heures Fabuleuses line of secret watches.

But it was the glamorous inter-war years when Cartier – together with key women – would really come into its own. Sweeping social change saw the rise of a new aristocracy that was centred around a coterie of socialites, celebrities and film stars. Taste and elegance alone didn’t grant one entry into their club; one needed bold self-expression and non-conformism, too. As before, those inhabiting this influential “café society” set were enthusiastic Cartier patrons, but unlike in the past, the maison – with its eye for style and innovation was now an active participant.

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One can just picture the alluring Jeanne Toussaint, Cartier’s head of fine jewellery from 1933 and who years before had already been nicknamed “La Panthère”, dining out alongside her aspirational, demanding clientele – women such as Woolworth heiress and so-called “poor little rich girl” Barbara Hutton or the powerful fashion editor Diana Vreeland – as they sparred over fashion and art, ultimately bringing Toussaint’s visions to life.

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Another insider was Daisy Fellowes, society beauty and Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief who, in 1936, commissioned one of the most remarkable gems in Cartier’s history. The Hindu necklace echoed both Fellowes and Cartier’s spirit of adventure, with a starburst of colour from 13 briolette-cut sapphires, emeralds, engraved cabochon rubies and sapphire and emerald beads. Later baptised Tutti Frutti, its form was the kaleidoscopic apogee of a motif the maison had also experimented with in watches – such as a 1930 platinum wristwatch with its bezel and lugs set in baguette-cut diamonds and paired with a multi-coloured gem-encrusted bracelet.

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And the Tutti Frutti theme continues to grace its high jewellery timepiece collections today, such as the magnificent one-off Agrafe visible hour, with a manual-winding calibre 101 and barely there dial tucked below a splendid engraved 41.2ct emerald; or the ultra-chic Toi & Moi visible hour, manual-winding bracelet watch, its elegant dial paired head-on with a sumptuous hexagonal-shaped, engraved 22.87ct ruby.

Fellowes was frequently found at the lavish parties held at Villa Trianon, the Versailles home of American interior designer Elsie de Wolfe, which she had decked out in leopard velvets and zebra skins. A passionate copy Cartier patron who aged 70 the Parisian couturiers named the world’s best-dressed woman, the eccentric de Wolfe famously pinned Cartier’s baguette-cut diamond Temple d’Amour brooches to her hat. The look inspired a line of slender baguette watches, which hold pride of place in Cartier’s archives, such as a braided leather strap number with platinum loops that was given by Count Marzotto to the pioneering Italian aviator Italo Balbo.

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Also cavorting at de Wolfe’s soirees was the fabulously rich Barbara Hutton, who alongside a penchant for draping herself in Cartier gems – the standout ones of which featured historic stones including the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna’s emeralds – was also a fan of its Tank watch. She regularly spoiled not only herself with the legendary rectangular-shaped watch, but loved ones too – no doubt some if not all of whom were her seven husbands, Cary Grant among them.

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The sleek Tank debuted in 1917, with hints of the chic industrial design that Cartier was also simultaneously exploring. Boldly geometric, they caught the eye of the androgynous and sexually liberated Marlene Dietrich; the smoky voiced actress and singer was fond of wearing a striking red-gold watch with a concealed, sliding square-dialled lid that also doubled as a clip.

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As the Second World War came to a close, it was figurative animals that roared into the zeitgeist. If the panther was already synonymous with the brand – as early as 1919 Cartier had introduced a cocktail watch featuring the feline’s piebald motif – it was Wallis Simpson who came to be officially linked with the untamed cat. In 1948 and 1949, Toussaint penned several brooches for the Duchess of Windsor, the most bodacious of which featured a sapphire-spotted feline resting on a 152.35ct Kashmir sapphire cabochon. Nearly seven decades on and the symbol is still interpreted year on year; 2016’s most notable piece was the narrative-like Panthères et Colibri, featuring an on-demand power reserve and specially produced calibre 9915MC that powers a cub dashing from her mother’s embrace to chase a hummingbird on the dial.

But it is flamboyant Mexican actress María Félix who can lay claim for the wildest of orders. Legend has it that she entered Cartier’s Rue de la Paix boutique with two pet baby crocodiles that she asked to be replicated for a gem – the result of which was the fully articulated, entwined double crocodile necklace set with more than 2,000 yellow diamonds and emeralds. Excess was a lifestyle for “La Doña”, as she was known following her third film Doña Bárbara, and Cartier paid homage to her audacity with the trapezoid-shaped La Dona de Cartier.

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Also to her name is a fabulous 1968 snake necklace with nearly 2,500 diamonds, complete with a green, red and black enamel underbelly. And the snake is another theme that always throws up surprises. Cartier’s Hypnose watch collection, for example, is a poetic take on the spiralling vortex of time, while this year’s vibrant Serpent d’eau Mystérieux high-jewellery watch was more straightforward but no less seductive: the snake, fashioned from faceted aquamarines and chrysoprases, slithered round a transparent, mystery dial.

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Couples and their love story are also entwined in Cartier’s own tale, and who can beat Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton? Two marriages and nine films, they even had their own gem: the 69.42ct Cartier-Burton-Taylor solitaire diamond that came with a five-bodyguard entourage when Taylor wore it in 1969 to Princess Grace’s 40th birthday bash in Monte Carlo. The creation was just one of many eye-watering gifts exchanged between the tempestuous couple, which also included several Tank watches for Burton.

And speaking of the Tank: if the bedazzling women of the art deco period embraced sexual liberation and unconventionality, the 1970s, too, had a similar air of freedom – though of a more insouciant, casual-chic kind. No wonder that the Tank watch – fusing modern and classic, formal yet off-the-cuff, male and female – appealed to the leading ladies of the decade.

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Charlotte Rampling sported hers at the Cannes Film Festival paired with loose-fitting jeans – that other 1970s fashion icon and gender equaliser (blue jeans previously being the domain of men). Meanwhile, over on the American Riviera, the Hamptons habitué Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis faithfully wore a satin-finish, yellow gold version (JFK, as it happens, was also a Tank fan). And in 1977, another Jacqueline (Bisset) was photographed in Studio 54 donning a Tank Allongée as her chief, if not only, accessory. Pictured in the throes of a dance-off with her white-suited partner – Franco-American nightclub owner Victor Drai. Bisset falls within that league of a modern replica Cartier cheap muse who, like the many women before her and those to come, always steals the show.

Replica Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon Is The Cat’s, Er, Panther’s Meow

Things can move fast: it was only in 2013 that Cartier introduced the Mysterious Double Tourbillon, yet this complication has become one of the benchmarks among the brand’s complicated timepieces.

It is more than just a calling card; it is a canvas upon which the product development department may exercise its technical prowess upon.

And speaking of that, Carole Forestier-Kasapi and her team really got carried away with the new Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. The result is a mechanical behemoth that doesn’t hide its horological prowess, but rather grabs the attention of the senses of those fortunate enough to behold it.

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Where the double tourbillon was the centerpiece of the previous model, it has now become a visual spectacle as part of a far more complex movement. By adding a minute repeater to an already complicated double tourbillon, replica Cartier had its work cut out.

The double tourbillon consists of a regular one-minute tourbillon, while the sapphire disk it is placed upon makes one rotation in five minutes.

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Visually it seems as if the tourbillon is floating and rotating in space, and technically it has to deal with the added weight of the sapphire disk as well as a quite a bit of extra motion, both of which consume more power.

This of course demands a robust movement providing enough power for all the operations without compromising the precision of its timekeeping capabilities.

Cartier not only pulled that off, but even found room to give the new Caliber 9407 MC a power reserve of 84 hours while keeping the overall height at a thin 11.5 mm.

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The bridges of the Caliber 9407 MC features a slate-colored rhodium finish turning the movement into a monochrome masterpiece with brightly contrasting rubies adding a touch of color.

The longer you look at this technical masterpiece the more details you discover, and that is what makes this watch so visually fascinating.

The only classical, traditional part of the watch is the crown, which is set with a sapphire cabochon . . . after all this is cheap replica Cartier!

It might surprise some that the Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon is available in titanium despite its rather technical design. However, titanium is one of the best materials to craft a minute repeater case in because of the way it carries sound.

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Of course, being an exquisite and very exclusive watch some customers will prefer a precious metal case; for that Cartier also offers the Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon in two platinum diamond-set variations.

We hope to be able to examine the effect that the different cases will have on the sound of the minute repeater inside this Mysterious Double Tourbillon soon, but one thing is already certain: Cartier has once again delivered a technical behemoth!

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Quick Facts
Case: 45 x 11.5 mm, titanium, beaded crown set with sapphire cabochon, also available set with baguette-cut diamonds
Movement: manually winding Caliber 9407 MC with double tourbillon, 448 components, Geneva Seal
Functions: hours, minutes; minute repeater
Price: approx. $450,000

Cheap Replica Cartier Ronde “Croisiere” Cruise Collection (Live Pics, Pricing)

Well, though it’s still just barely mid-August, the days are already getting shorter, and the first back-to-school sale catalogues are in the mail. A lot of us are spending the last couple of golden (we hope) weeks of summer getting all the relaxation crammed in that we can before heading back to our various versions of work-related reality. So, since summer’s lease hath all too short a date and that date is pretty much upon us, why the heck is cheap replica Cartier launching a “cruise collection” of men’s watches now?

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Well, to understand the timing, you have to know what a cruise collection is. In the style world, a cruise collection (the word “croisiere” is French for “cruise”) is also sometimes known as a resort collection and the idea here is that a lot of folks don’t just head to the beach during the dog days of August – historically, folks with the means to do so often made a point of heading south for the winter, or at least for a few weeks during the winter, to enjoy the sun and social scene at places like – oh, as varied as the Côte d’Azur, or the Isle of Capri, or the Caribbean. Ian Fleming, the ex-spy turned novelist who gave us the adventures of a parvenu arriviste Scottish sociopath named James Bond, liked to spend his Januaries and Februaries at the Jamaica estate called Goldeneye; and he and cosmopolites of his era were part of a tradition, dating back to the ’20s and the first great steamship era and still with us today, of the Quality getting out of Dodge when the weather gets dodgy. For such gentlemen and ladies, the first Cruise Collections were made – apparel casual enough, comfortable enough, and durable enough to withstand a day spent, perhaps, disporting oneself on a yacht, but stylish enough for an early evening’s cocktails-and-canapes on the veranda.

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Thus, the luxury replica Cartier Cruise Collection, for the gentleman traveler who wants a watch that can be worn on those late fall or midwinter excursions abroad, where a certain elegance and a certain dash might be expected to go hand in hand.

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The Cruise Collection of men’s watches number three at the moment – they are part of the Ronde de Cartier family of round watches. They manage, we think, to combine a sense of very Cartier-esque refinement with a certain go-anywhere aura of practicality as well. These are fairly wide but also fairly flat watches, at 42 mm x 9.7 mm and they have a very pleasing feel in the hand and on the wrist, with the rounded crystals and smooth, rounded cases giving one the sensation of holding in one’s hand a stone apt for skipping across the surface of some limpid South Pacific lagoon (not that you would). The bezels don’t turn but then, this isn’t a dive watch and they do make a lovely additional decorative touch (especially attractive on the steel and pink gold model). There is the de rigeur cheap replica Cartier watches cabochon on the crown (in black spinel, on all three models) and though as we’ve said these are not dive watches per se, they do feature a water resistance rating of 100 meters so if you are a yachtsman you needn’t fret about water intrusion should you hang a little too far over the rail. A sports-elegant watch is a lot harder to do than the ubiquity of the clichéd term “sporty yet elegant” would lead you to believe and Cartier did very well with these, we think.

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The cherry on the sundae, by the way, is that for around 5,000 bucks or less, on all three models, you not only get a sharp design and a watch that can effortlessly shift gears from poolside to cigar lounge to, if necessary, formal duds for the Captain’s Dinner, but also has an in-house movement: luxury fake Cartier’s self-winding 1847MC. At this price, for this purpose, we think Cartier got the power-to-weight ratio just right. Oh, and while we do dig the way the applied numerals catch the light on the pink gold/steel and steel/ADLC models, we loved this little lagniappe on the white dialed model:

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Cheap Replica Cartier Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré Pendant Watch

“When the commissionaire had gone, Holmes took up the stone and held it against the light. It’s a bonny thing,’ said he. ‘Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil’s pet baits. In the larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed. This stone is not yet twenty years old. It was found in the banks of the Amoy River in southern China and is remarkable in having every characteristic of the carbuncle, save that it is blue in shade instead of ruby red. In spite of its youth, it has already a sinister history.'” – Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle

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This might seem a rather ominous way to start off a look at one of the most spectacular objects we saw at the Salon this year: the Cartier Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré, a gem-set pendant tourbillon watch, and a unique piece. But I mention it as a way of underscoring the irrational passion that gemstones can arouse. Now, this is an horologically interesting creation – the movement, exact fake Cartier caliber 9463 MC, is a double mystery tourbillon, like the Rotonde de Cartier Double Mystery Tourbillon wristwatch – and to say that the mechanism is incidental to the appeal of the Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré would be doing its ingenuity an injustice.

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But while not incidental, mechanics in this case is definitely here not to take center stage, but to lend itself to the larger, overall aesthetic effect of the timepiece. Think of it as a wearable mystery clock.

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The appeal of precious gems is one of the best examples I can think of, of really purely irrational desire. Diamonds are of course just the tip of the iceberg in this respect; colored stones especially seem to arouse the beast in people (as Holmes remarks in The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle, “carbuncle” being an old English term for any colored stone – generally red). The most famous blue precious gem by far, and an exemplar of just how much aura these stones can have, is the famous, and notorious, Hope Diamond, around which legends have sprouted like mushrooms after a thunderstorm. The Hope Diamond is said to have originally adorned the eye of an idol, and naturally, is also said to carry a curse. Cheap replica Cartier watches online.

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Certainly, the fates of many of its owners are both lurid and varied; as reported by the New York Times in 1911, they include King Louis XVI (who owned the stone from which the Hope was cut: the French Blue) and others, who were, “torn to pieces by a mob,” “thrown from a precipice,” “murdered by her sweetheart,” and, perhaps most colorfully, “torn to pieces by wild dogs in Constantinople,” (although “died in misery and want” – the fate of one Francis Deaulieu – has a fine, morbid, Late Victorian ring to it).

However, no such aura surrounds the Cartier Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré – though it does have, as the gemological mate to the horological fantasia that is the double mystery tourbillon, a quite magnificent blue stone as its centerpiece. The gem is a sapphire, nearly 26 carats in weight, which forms the detachable pendant to the main, diamond encrusted body of the timepiece.

The latter is in the form of a stylized butterfly. The sapphire was mined in Ceylon – long a source for sapphires; Ceylonese sapphires can vary considerably in depth of color, though the most desirable are a saturated cornflower blue.

It’s always interesting, too, to reflect on the very pedestrian nature of the basic ingredients of something so valuable. Diamonds, after all, are nothing but “crystallized charcoal,” as Holmes remarks later in The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle. (Diamonds, being carbon, will also burn, as it turns out, although the ignition temperature is high enough that demonstrations usually use an external oxygen source.) Sapphires aren’t carbon, but they are another pretty ordinary material: corundum, an aluminum oxide, which is generally used as an industrial abrasive. It’s also very hard, of course, which is why synthetic sapphire’s so popular for watch crystals (and sometimes cases as well).

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The case and chain of the Cartier Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré are in rhodiumized white gold.

White diamonds, white metal (either white gold or platinum) and blue sapphire are all both symbolic of Cartier, and a part of its heritage of design. Lots of folks like to object to the blue cabochon on the crown of modern replica Cartier watches but asking Cartier to abandon the cabochon would be like asking Rolex to abandon the crown (and the fact that Cartier retains it in its modern watches is something I admire about them – exactly the sort of tangible connection to a company’s history one wants).

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At € 1.2 million, it’s already sold, and whomever wears it is going to have one of the most irrationally desirable timepieces of the year. It was quite literally the last thing we saw at the Salon, and just as well; anything else would have been anticlimactic.

High Jewelry Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré watch, manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding and mysterious double tourbillon, caliber 9463 MC. Case and chain in rhodiumized 18K white gold set with a faceted oval-shaped Ceylon sapphire of 25.93 carats, with 1,017 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 15.92 carats, with 31 rose-cut diamonds totaling 1.00 carat, with 18 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 2.45 carats, with 14 sapphires totaling 2.27 carats, with a princess-cut diamond for .32 carats, and with onyx, with a sapphire crystal and case-back, rhodiumized steel sword-shaped hands. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approximately 30 meters/100 feet). Unique piece. Price, € 1,200,000. Sold, but still visible in all its unobtainable glory at Cartier online.

Cheap Replica Cartier Rotonde Chronograph Watches Review

Cartier has a few lovely chronographs in their current watch collection (very few, actually), but the company isn’t exactly known for being a producer of too many chronograph timepieces. Think of the classic Tank or Santos, or other case shapes that help define the classic French-based (Swiss Made) luxury firm whose products are so often part of an elegant lifestyle. Actually, if you think of most classic Cartier timepieces, they only indicate the time. With that said, recently, chronograph models have begun to find their way into more cheap replica Cartier timepieces such as this newer Cartier Rotonde Chronograph – and they even include an in-house made Cartier mechanical chronograph movement.

That movement is the Cartier calibre 1904-CH MC automatic chronograph which, I believe, debuted in 2013 when Cartier launched the Calibre Chronograph (hands-on here). A pretty workhorse, the 1904-CH MC is a refreshingly modern chronograph movement designed for functionality and practicality – with an attractive level of decoration, even though it is a “mass-produced” movement. I like that the movement is visible through a sapphire crystal window on the rear of the case.

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The 1904-CH MC is built from 269 parts and 5.72mm thick. Operating at 4Hz (28,800 bph), the movement has 48 hours of power reserve between two barrels and, of course, features automatic winding. The chronograph has a column wheel and measures up to 12 hours. This is something that makes the layout of the 1904-CH MC movement a bit unique – that even though it is a bi-compax chronograph with just two subdials it nevertheless measures up to 12 hours. Often, chronographs with just two subdials use one for the running seconds and another for the chronograph minutes (often up to 30 only). Here, however, luxury fake Cartier watches decided to remove the running seconds hand altogether and instead offer a 12-hour chronograph. I appreciate this decision because it adds a world more of utility to the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph, and if you really want to measure seconds, all you need to do is activate the chronograph.

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Also on the dial is a window for the day at 6 o’clock. I really appreciate how they kept everything nice and symmetrical on the dial of the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph. Cartier is usually quite on top of symmetry (even though some of their most interesting watches today do not have symmetrical dials) when they want to be, and the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph certainly benefits as a result. More so, aside from the Ballon Bleu Chronograph watches, the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph is currently Cartier’s most eligible “dressy chronograph,” and frankly, I find it to be one of the most appealing choices out there – with regard to the best replica Cartier Rotonde Chronograph in the steel case.

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Dressy chronograph watches are on the rarer side because chronographs are often associated with sports themes. It is true that some historically sport chronograph watches have transitioned into being more formal by today’s standards, but dress chronographs aren’t, per se, rare, but certainly much less common than sport chronograph watches.

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The Rotonde case serves as a great platform for a Cartier dress chronograph watch. At 40mm wide in this iteration, the case is 12.15mm thick and, here, in steel (water resistant to 30 meters). Note that Cartier also offers the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph in 18k rose gold as well as a limited edition 18k white gold version (with a cool blue and silver “panda dial”). While the precious metal versions are lovely, they are more than double the price of the steel version, so the value proposition drops off quite a bit, given the premium for gold.

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Cartier’s Rotonde case design is very clever, being a moderate size but not feeling small due to the case and lug thickness. The lugs gracefully curve, and the entire case tapers up a bit from the base to the bezel. It is subtle enough to appear very traditional, but the proportions and details on the Cartier Rotonde are impressive, in my opinion. Cartier further opts for vintage-style rectangular chronograph pushers, and you of course have a distinctive Cartier crown with a beaded edge and a blue spinel cabochon. Cartier also uses blue sapphire crystal for some cabochons but the spinel looks very similar. Since both stones in this instances are synthetic, I am not sure if it is a cost issue moving over to spinel or just something about ease of production.

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Suffice it to say that I rather like not only the Rotonde case but how the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph version of it is rendered. The steel version of the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph has a lightly textured silvered dial with black Roman numeral hour markers as well blue steel pomme-style hour and minute hands. The result is a very classic, very Cartier dial. It also seems that compared to some older Cartier models, the logo is getting larger on the face – but its possible that this has been around for a while and I am just noticing it now.

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Even though there is no luminant on the dial, the high contrast between the face and the hands offer a welcome degree of legibility. The thick, applied chapter ring around the dial periphery adds an additional layer of depth which means that the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph dial does not appear flat – something which can often be an issue with such classic-looking watch dials. I also don’t get why on a watch like the luxury replica Cartier Rotonde Chronograph, all the hands are the right length, whereas on some other Cartier models, the hands can be too short.

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Attached to the case is a black alligator strap and Cartier’s standard deployant clasp which allows you to precisely size the strap, but at the expense of some convenience, given that it is a pain to do, but solid once you’ve carefully sized the strap from both ends.

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As a comfortable and attractive dress watch with a bit more visual interest (and functionality) than a time only model, the Cartier Rotonde Chronograph is a very capable everyday wear or office timepiece. It’s good for conservative types as well as those who often like more original designs but sometimes just want a really nicely refined classic. In steel, the reference CRWSRO0002 Cartier Rotonde Chronograph is $9,050. Ref. W1556238 in 18k rose gold is $23,700, and ref. W1556239 in 18k white gold (limited to 300 pieces) is $25,400.

Replica Watches Cartier Re-Opens Landmark Fifth Avenue Mansion Designed by Thierry Despont

After nearly three years of complete renovation, the Cartier Mansion on Fifth Avenue re-opened last week with much fanfare. The completely revamped mansion is the stuff legends are made of – much like all of Cartier. In fact, the mansion was initially purchased nearly 100 years ago with a pearl necklace.

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It was in 1912 that Pierre Cartier, the grandson of founder of the brand Louis Cartier, began a search for a magnificent New York location that would rival the grand Paris Rue de la Paix flagship store. New York wasn’t easy, but eventually, right in the heart of Manhattan, he found a neo-Renaissance style mansion owned by businessman Morton F. Plant. Plant’s wife Mae had seen a natural pearl necklace (with 128 graduated natural pearls) at the cheap replica Cartier watches salon that was located on the 4th floor of a building at 712 Fifth Avenue, where the brand was initially set up. Pierre Cartier proposed to Plant that they barter the $1 million necklace for the $925,000 property. The trade is said to be one of the most astute business moves in Cartier history.

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That piece of real estate at 653 Fifth Ave (at 52nd Street) has been the brand’s flagship American store since 1917. Its interior was a richly appointed mansion with large rooms and small rooms, and Cartier hired William Welles Bosworth in 1917 to transform the Morton Plant Mansion into the House of Cartier. Over the century, the exterior and main entrance have changed a few times, and in 1970, the exterior of the building was granted landmark status by the New York Preservation Commission. Since then, little has changed – until now. Just about three years ago, luxury fake Cartier made the decision to bring the interior of the mansion into the 21st century. The brand hired designer Thierry Despont as the lead architect for the two-and-a-half-year renovation.

“I wanted to give people the feeling of being in the grand house that it once was and to restore it to its full glory,” says Despont. “I don’t think there is any other store like it in the world.”

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He went about focusing on lines of sight and opening the space up for a more glorious appeal. There are a multitude of rooms inspired by important people in Cartier’s history, including Jeanne Toussaint (Cartier’s most legendary artistic director), Princess Grace of Monaco (an avid fan and collector of exact replica Cartier jewels), and Pierre Cartier. The Toussaint room features fabric walls and embroidered furniture with herringbone wood floors, while the Pierre Cartier room, where classic jewels are shown, features green velvet drapes, a fireplace and wood paneling. The Princess Grace Salon features taffeta silk curtains, white walls and the crests of Monaco on the woodwork.

Other rooms with their own personality in the multi-floor mansion are named for greats such as Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, Santos Dumont, Gary Cooper and more. On the fourth floor is a luxurious Service Salon, and a seating and bar area. The fifth floor houses the brand’s workshop and the sixth floor is a private entertains space with an expansive terrace overlooking Fifth Avenue.

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In total, the new boutique space is four times the size of the previous one and has been expanded from 8,600 square feet to 44,100 square feet across four floors. Everything was custom made including more than 100 different window treatments and 43 different fabrics and wall coverings. There are 30 new chandeliers inspired by the originals, and a host of more than 100 newly acquired antique pieces, including desks and furniture, comprise the overall appeal of the boutique. Cheap replica Cartier watches online.

The official opening of the event last week included a lavish party in the mansion, as well as an after party across the street. It was a star-studded gala – with the unveiling of a new three-row pearl necklace being unveiled in honor of the original necklace that was traded for the property.