Despite its ubiquity, I never get tired of looking at new renditions of the Cartier Replica panther. The brand mines its rich heritage in many ways, including admirable reissues of the Santos and Tank Cintrée lines, but its most powerful archival symbol remains the panther.
Several tiny gold beads are suspended in oil under the sapphire crystal which, when you tilt the case away from you in the vertical position and then back again, form the outline of a panther head. The Cartier Replica Watches Swiss Movement beads sink, like sand through an hourglass, into place against a black, red or green lacquer background. The watch was five years in development and carries two patents.
There are two marquetry pieces: a Ronde Louis Cartier Mens Watches For Sale in wood and gold leaf with peridot eyes; and a special version of Clé de Cartier in straw marquetry.
This one looks a little like a Picasso. The panther composition on the dial, which carries over to the bezel, is either looking at us on an angle or it has asymmetrical eyes. The Tortue Regard de Panthère is set with diamonds, yellow sapphires and black enamel.
The Panthère Lovee Luxury Cartier Watches is set with diamonds, emeralds and black lacquer, and contains the Caliber 530 MC, and is priced at $216,000 with a fully set bracelet.
Cartier decorates the oscillating weight, which is displayed dial-side on the Rencontre de Panthères watch. Two panthers wrestle a diamond ring at the center, as they rotate with the motions of the wearer’s wrist. It contains Caliber 9603 MC and is set with diamonds, emeralds and black lacquer.
In a brilliant combination of high watchmaking and high jewelry, the Hypnose pendant watch combines sapphire crystals, diamonds, emeralds, gold and a skeletonized Caliber 9613 MC movement. The bridges, set with diamonds, form the shape of the panther’s head.
And finally, the most practical, everyday fashion interpretation of the panther is the new Panthère with a double or triple wrap bracelet, an addition to the new full collection of the Cartier Replica Watches US Panthère introduced last year. The triple row version with a large case and bracelet in 18k gold.