The Cartier Crash Skeleton

The Cartier Crash Watch is popular for the story of its evolution. The first crash watch was introduced in 1957, in London. It’s design, inspired from a Cartier watch that was damaged in a car crash. Cartier Crash watches have been produced before in different styles, but the one launched this year is the most advanced of them all – the Cartier Crash Skeleton. The entire movement is redesigned and restructured, to be shown as ‘art in motion’, in the dial. Naturally, the shape of the watch caused a number of production complications. First, the case was very difficult to machine because of the unique curvature, compounded by the fact that it is platinum. Second, mineral crystals were used front and back, presumably because Cartier found it impossible or cost prohibitive to manufacture sapphire crystals with both vertical and horizontal curves. Lastly, the movement was of course extremely challenging to develop and manufacture because it had to fit within the uncommon shape of the asymmetrical case. The case is platinum, as is the crown, set with a blue sapphire cabochon . The main plate and bridges are in rhodium-plated German silver, with chamfered and polished edges. The hand wound movement beats at 4Hz and has a three day power reserve, thanks to twin barrels. The Cartier Crash Skeleton is paired with a gray alligator leather strap and white gold folding clasp. There will be 67 pieces made in platinum, and 67 in diamond-set platinum. The price tag is $82,500.

Exquisite Jewellery Timepices from Cartie

Beautiful jewellery collection of timepieces Le Cirque Animalier de Cartie has been increased with new models. Renewal consists of three limited edition fine jewellery watches each with circle of sparkling diamonds around a panther, two lovebirds and a snake, whose three-dimensional forms are protected by an open worked grid. The case of the timepieces opens like a powder case to reveal the bespoke dial. These watches are made of the most precious materials including diamonds, mother-of-pearl, black enamel and white gold. The eyes of the panther and the snake glitter with exquisite emeralds.

Impressive collages by Calvin Ho

Today in category Inspiration we want to show you these creative images created by Calvin Ho from Hong Kong. The project was commisioned by Cartier and West East Magazine. The main attention on these crazy collages directed on watches and that is the most understandable part.