The annual watch and miracle exhibition of Asian high-end watches and clocks will be held in Hong Kong from September 30 to October 3, 2015. The master watchmaker Cartier demonstrates profound strength, and for the 2015 new Clé de Cartier series, it is equipped with two iconic advanced complications-the mysterious movement and the floating tourbillon. In addition, the brand also launched a mahogany black lacquered gift box with three advanced complication watches, as well as three unique high jewelry watches, highlighting the mature charm of the perfect combination of high jewelry and fine watchmaking.
Cartier time art is wonderfully presented in this ‘Clocks and Miracles’ exhibition.
· Superb plastic art
· Beautiful style art
· Creative high jewelry art
· Permanent art
Superb plastic art
Extraordinary design combined with fine watchmaking: Clé de Cartier watches
The challenge in conceiving a Clé de Cartier watch is obvious: how to create a new look on a flawless circle. The key to everything is precision, balance and proportion. The styling has been completely simplified and returned to its essence. Cartier uses superb skills to create a flawless streamlined appearance, elegant and simple style, and a harmonious and unified beauty. The sharp edges of the case no longer exist, the bezel is delicate and rounded, and the lugs are soft tapered. All parts are integrated into this flowing masterpiece, giving people a wonderful, intuitive and irresistible feeling. God as it should be.
The Clé de Cartier collection strikes with elegance, bringing a new element of ‘compact curve’ to the brand’s watch design. Viewed from the side, the watch is rounded, smooth, smooth and integrated, ergonomic. The attractive shape fits the wrist perfectly and is easy to wear. Adhering to the essence of Cartier’s style, it brings both tactile and visual enjoyment. The highlight is on the side of the case, which is like a jewellery and a key-shaped crown. This unique watch is named for this new element.
Cartier has a rich history in designing novel crowns, and Clé de Cartier watches have inherited this tradition. This time, the crown is not only the most striking highlight of the watch, but also the inspiration for the name of the watch. ‘Clé’ in French means key, and the new crown looks exactly like a key. This new way of adjusting the time and date with this crown sets a precedent in watchmaking, reminiscent of the ancient tradition of using keys to wind timepieces. The new crown is sizable, making it easier to operate. However, functionality is not the only advantage, it is an exquisite work of art in itself. The crown is slender and simple, and is decorated with a convex round sapphire. The setting process is different from traditional methods. The cleverly embedded gem is flush with the metal that covers it. The new winding mechanism is both practical and enjoyable.
Following a user-oriented philosophy, this specially developed mechanism is equipped with a system that can easily adjust the time. When the adjustment is completed, the crown can be restored to its vertical position automatically, and the hands remain stationary. This veritably simple operation is an amazing achievement of Cartier’s excellent craftsmanship. This operation is accompanied by sound effects, which brings richer sensory enjoyment. This wonderful sound contains the charming breath of timepiece masterpieces, excellent quality and inherently sophisticated craftsmanship.
Cartier’s iconic designs, such as Roman numerals, minute track, sword-shaped hands, all witness the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship, adding to the simplicity of this simple yet new timepiece. The Clé de Cartier watch born in 2015 is a new interpretation of Cartier’s proud time art, paying tribute to the two iconic advanced complications of the watch workshop-mysterious craftsmanship and floating tourbillon.