If there is one accessory that seamlessly blends fashion and functionality together, it is a statement wristwatch. A luxury timepiece from a brand such as Cartier is crafted for men who value time and track it with precision and style.
Termed as ‘King of Jewellers and Jewellers of Kings’ by Royalty in late 19th century, Cartier is well-renowned for being a pioneer in the field of modern watchmaking. There are some who prefer smartphones over mechanical wristwatches for timekeeping. However, they simply miss out on the fact that watches are not just about time— they are about making a style statement. And, Cartier watches available at Ethos watches can take it a step further, becoming an extension of their own self. These reveal a lot about one’s social position and taste.
Here are some few selected gems from the Swiss brand that a watch aficionado have.
This limited edition timepiece from Cartier Tortue collection features a Cartier Calibre 9602 MC imparting mechanical agility with manual winding. Showcasing an attractive minimalistic charm, the wristwatch features a classic silver flinque dial encapsulating a beaded crown set. The dial is marked by Cartier’s statement Roman numerals and apple shaped hands pointing towards them. The dial also marks a date aperture at 12 o’clock position and small seconds at 6 o’clock. The semi-matte alligator-skin strap blends seamlessly with silver finished case and dial, truly making it a gentleman’s desire.
Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
Representing the genesis of ‘Modern Style’ watchmaking from Cartier, this exquisite timekeeper is a perfect expression of understated luxury. Cartier Tank’s enchanting design is affixed in its beaded 18-carat pink gold crown set enclosing a classically designed silver-grained dial. Finished with mineral crystal glass over, the dial is painted with Roman numerals and Cartier’s characteristic sword hands in blue. The most striking feature of this traditionalist watch is its brown alligator skin strap that complements its 18-carat pink gold case.
Cartier Santos De Cartier Santos-Dumont
This iconic piece is marked as an important development in the history of watchmaking. A perfect catch for sports timekeeping aficionados, Cartier Santos blends out–of-the-box design with horological precision. Its alluring case set made from 18k rose gold encloses a galvanized flinique dial that incorporates sword shaped hands in rhodium finished steel and marks its characteristic Roman numerals in white. The dial also marks a power reserve at 6 o’clock making sure that even a millisecond is tracked with accuracy. Its grey alligator skin strap is yet another striking feature which makes it a complete masterpiece.
Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier
Launched in 2007, Ballon Bleu collection from Cartier encompasses artistic and technological excellence at its pinnacle. Characterized by its iconic round shaped case and inlaid sapphires, this timekeeper is specifically created for impressing the choosiest watch enthusiasts. Taking a break from its traditionalist square dial, this timekeeper incorporates a circular dial with a slight distortion at 3 o’clock to accommodate the crown studded with blue sapphire cabochon. Its white silver opaline dial boasts of characterized Roman numerals in black pointed at by aesthetically designed blue sword hands.
Cartier Ronde Louis Cartier
Revered by watch designers all over the world, Cartier Ronde marks the beginnings of Cartier’s success in the watchmaking industry. Blending the elements of contemporary and vintage, this timekeeper imbibes 18k pink gold case attached with semi matt alligator strap featuring an ardillion buckle. The wristwatch boasts of a white dial with date aperture placed at 3 o’clock and seconds displaying at 6 o’clock. The watch is also characterized with a circular grained crown adorned with a sapphire cabochon.