SIHH: Cartier Timepiece Releases 2019

Jan 17, 2019
SIHH Cartier Timepiece Releases 2019

It’s officially the last day of the watch convention in Switzerland and we are excited to talk about the new releases from the SIHH Cartier 2019 collection. This luxury brand of elegant watches honors the traditions of looking past the fleeting fashions. Strategically, Cartier creates styles out of its extraordinary history, travels and encounters. Each piece showcases exceptional personality through the artistic portrayal of the legendary stories behind CartierKing Jewelers is proud to carry such a prestigious watch brand and recap some of these remarkable watches.

Cartier Prive Tonneau

To start off, it should be noted that the re-release of the Cartier Prive Tonneau has watch enthusiasts buzzing. As one of the earliest watches ever created from this brand, the Tonneau dates all the way back to 1906. The sleek, elongated dial bestows this timepiece with a timelessly contemporary aesthetic. Although two different versions of the Tonneau launched, the Large Hand-Wound Model is the closest time-only replication of the original version. The elegance of this simplistic masterpiece conveys more complex attributes than perceived at first sight. This watch utilizes convex and concave crystal and case details in order to hug the shape of the wrist. This watch rests on a thin leather strap, complementing the elegance of this iconic blast from the past.

Cartier Tonneau Watch Extra-Large Skeleton Dual Time

Another Tonneau was released at the 2019 SIHH watch fair. Going by the name of the Cartier Tonneau Watch Extra-Large Skeleton Dual Time, this masterpiece in as enthralling as it appears. Also from the Prive Collection, the brand released a version of the Tonneau infused with all the modernistic technologies of the 21st century. Similar to the original Tonneau, this one also showcases a double-curved design. However, the curvature and dimensions of the barrel offer a more masculine look. The skeletal dial allows the consumer to receive an up close and personal look at the intricate movements seen in both time zones. Not to mention, this timepiece also reveals two crowns with cabochons embellished with sapphire stones.

Cartier Tank Chinoise Red

Cartier released a few pre-SIHH watches as a little appetizer for their audience. One of those watches goes by the name of the Tank Chinoise Red. Embellished with brilliant round white diamonds and vibrant rubies, this quartz timepiece symbolizes the admired architecture of Chinese temples. In addition, the black-lacquered dial features Roman numerals only at six o’clock and twelve o’clock, maintaining a simple sophistication. Resting on a thin black alligator leather strap, the Tank Chinoise Red is limited to approximately 100 pieces. Moreover, the elongated rectangular shape of this timepiece remains sleek with sharp lines and edges for the contemporary woman.

Cartier Baignoire Allongee Celadon

Next, Cartier introduces the new and improved Baignoire Allongee Celadon. This bathtub-shaped watch, originally designed in 1912, reveals a hyper-elongated case. This watch shows off a white gold case entirely embellished with Paraiba tourmalines, emeralds, and brilliant-cut diamonds. Unlike the previous Baignoire Allongee Celadon, this face has replaced the elongated Roman numerals with diamond details. The vibrant green emeralds against the vibrant blue tourmalines, bestow this watch with an almost aquatic aesthetic. In contrast, the diamond encrusted dial pops against the bold colors of the casing. The diffused placement of the tourmalines and emeralds mirror the intriguing barnacles that grow on the bottom of regal sailing ships.

Cartier Santos Chronograph “Extra Large”

The final piece that we want to recap is the reinvented Cartier Santos collection. This year, they have added a chronograph complication to the three released models. Cartier exclusively designed this masterpiece in the “Extra Large” size. The reborn Santos chronograph launched in stainless steel with black ADLC steel bezel, stainless steel with 18K yellow gold bezel, and solid 18K rose gold. Showcasing a variety of different straps and bracelets, the QuickSwitch system allows the consumer to easily change your band without the use of tools. Cartier has revamped the 1904-CH MC movement in order to place the start/stop pusher on the left side of the dial. The rest button has been implemented into the crown itself to improve functionality. A sports watch with this kind of symmetry in a casing makes it a rare and valuable timepiece.

Cartier Available at King Jewelers

King Jewelers is proud to be your trusted authorized Cartier retailer. We share similar values while placing unique style and artistic freedom into each of our pieces. We have locations in Nashville, Tennessee and North Miami Beach, Florida. Our family-based team of watch experts welcomes you to visit us in store or online. Our on-site watchmaker can help you answer any questions you may have about the intricate world of Cartier watchmaking. The SIHH festival comes to close today, however, we will continue to inform you whenever significant advances in the watchmaking world arise.


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