Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch
42 mm, rhodium-finished white gold, diamondsCartier captures the ephemeral beauty of flowers with a form of craftsmanship new to watchmaking: floral marquetry. Flower petals are carefully cut and assembled on a thin wooden board to form the vibrant plumage of the parrot, contrasting with the sparkle of its onyx beak, emerald eye and precious backdrop of diamonds.
Rotonde de Cartier Mystery watch
42 mm, yellow goldCartier explores a new artisanal technique: grisaille gold paste enameling, an ancient art form recently revived by craftsmen at the Maison. Gold paste is fired several times then carefully poured directly into black enamel, giving the panther a unique sheen. The glinting feline is poised as if guarding the Manufacture mystery movement.
Ronde Louis Cartier watch
XL model, rhodium-finished white gold, diamondsThis Rotonde de Cartier watch features a motif produced by plique-à-jour enameling, a technique that dates back to the 14th century. The craftsman assembles on a delicate gold framework enamel plates of different thicknesses whose colors vary in opacity. When light shines on the three superimposed plates, the three-dimensional toucan comes to life.