Cartier’s striking new timepiece, the Montre Panthère divine de Cartier, part of its Les Heures Fabuleuses de Cartier, has quite literally put time-telling to one side.
This feline watch, launched at SIHH, continues to play with the brand’s iconic big cat motif, placing a seated panther right on the dial, with a nonchalant look back over its shoulder.
The panther glitters with diamonds and a black enamel-spotted pelt, with a halo of diamonds set into the surrounding bezel.
With time largely the second thought of this watch, the Montre Panthère divine de Cartier is set with a simple quartz movement. But those likely to wear this watch are sure to be more focused on its luxuries: an 18ct white gold rhodium-plated case, a black brass dial with barley corn guilloché, and its soft black calfskin strap.
Other designs in Les Heures Fabuleuses de Cartier collection include a diamond-studded tortoise with a shell that opens to reveal a timepiece, a watch pendant and brooch flanked with gemstone parrots and an elephant embellished pocket watch.
A truly stellar watch collection that is sure to speak more about the wearer’s love of fine design than their need for time-telling.