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Hands-On with Cartier’s New Diver’s Watch

Hands-On with Cartier’s New Diver’s Watch

This is a quick hands-on look at the new Calibre de Cartier Diver replica watch. It is one of thinnest mechanical dive replica watches on the market, measuring just 11 mm thick. The case is 42 mm in diameter, and it is available in either steel, two-tone (rose gold and steel) or rose gold. The Calibre de Cartier Diver is a true ISO 6425 dive replica watch and is water-resistant to 300 meters, has a uni-directional 60-minute dive scale bezel…

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Cyrille Vigneron takes over as CEO of Cartier

Cyrille Vigneron takes over as CEO of Cartier

Cartier, the largest brand within the Richemont Group, announced November 6, 2015, the appointment of Cyrille Vigneron as the new CEO of Cartier International, which became effective January 1, 2016. Vigneron succeeds Stanislas de Quercize and joins the Richemont Group Management Committee on the same date. Cyrille Vigneron said, “I am delighted to be back at Cartier and I am looking forward to embarking with its teams on this new journey. We know each other well and I am confident…

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Introducing the Cartier Drive Watch Collection

Introducing the Cartier Drive Watch Collection

Cartier debuted an all new automotive-inspired replica watch collection, called the Drive de Cartier, last week in Geneva. The automotive inspired design is distinguished by a cushion-shaped case, crafted in steel or pink gold – with a choice of a black, grey, or white dial. Satin textured flanks contrast against the fully polished surfaces on the top and bottom of the case, highlighting its elegant curves. Each dial, is punctuated by large Roman numeral hour markers, intricate guilloché motifs, and…

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Cartier’s newly renovated 653 Fifth Avenue Mansion

Cartier’s newly renovated 653 Fifth Avenue Mansion

Cartier’s three premiere worldwide flagships boutiques are in Paris, London, and New York, respectively. Following a massive storewide renovation that required closing the New York flagship 653 Fifth Avenue location, which began in 2014 – as of September 7th, 2016 – the Cartier Mansion is now open for business again. To put it in further perspective, during the renovation, Cartier built-out a temporary store at 767 5th Avenue (just behind the 5th Avenue Apple Store) to sustain sales and service…

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REVIEW: Cartier Two-Tone Diver’s Watch

REVIEW: Cartier Two-Tone Diver’s Watch

Fullscreen Overview The Calibre de Cartier Diver’s replica watch, which we previously covered here and here, represents Cartier’s first foray into dive replica watches. It’s also the most rugged and sporty replica watch they have ever produced. Cartier, is a world-renowned French jeweler, with a long history of producing classical luxury replica watches, with little emphasis on sport. But sport replica watches make up such a big share of the replica watch market. And the diver’s replica watch is a…

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SIHH 2015: Cartier Crash Skeleton

SIHH 2015: Cartier Crash Skeleton

At SIHH 2015, Cartier will release a skeletonized version of their original 1967 “Crash” replica watch, which is said to have been inspired by a Cartier executive’s timepiece that was smashed in a car accident. The look was also likely inspired by the Salvador Dali painting “The Persistence of Memory.” Naturally, the shape of the replica watch caused a number of production complications. First, the case was very difficult to machine because of the unique curvature, compounded by the fact…

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Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication

Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication

The Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication combines a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon. Its development took 5 years – followed by 15 weeks of production, 10 weeks of decorating and finishing and 5 weeks of assembly. The result: is the most complicated timepiece ever produced by Cartier. The Cartier Grande Complication comes in a platinum 950 case – that is polished to a mirror finish – and measures 45 mm in diameter by 12.6 mm. A…

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SIHH 2017: Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon

SIHH 2017: Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon

Ahead of SIHH 2017, which takes place in January, Cartier has previewed three new timepieces: the Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour, the Panthère Joueuse, and the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. It is the most complicated of the timepieces, the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon, that is the most exciting horologically. The new haute horology replica watch is shown in a 45 mm x 11.15 mm grade 5 titanium case, that weighs under…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton

Pre-SIHH 2015: Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton

Later this month, Cartier will unveil a skeletonized version of their Astrotourbillon. This new iteration uses caliber MC 9461 which is an open-worked version of the original caliber MC 9451 that took Cariter 5 years to develop. The Astorbuillon features a tourbillon cage that circles the dial once every 60-seconds. Ingeniously, the balance bridge which is shaped like an arrow, points to the chapter ring as it rotates to indicate seconds. The case is 47 mm in diameter, like the…

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The story behind the historic Cartier Fifth Avenue mansion

The story behind the historic Cartier Fifth Avenue mansion

Cartier was founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier. In over a century of operation, the company has acquired a long list of famous clients, from celebrities to royal families, many with interesting back stories. However, the sale of a pearl necklace to a businessman named Morton F. Plant in 1917 is one of the most important in the company’s history. Pierre Cartier 1910 In 1912, Pierre Cartier, the grandson of the Cartier founder, began searching for a…

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