What kind of craftsmanship can Cartier’s artisans use to create this watch that is as shiny as enamel and as exquisite as micro-painting? This Ronde Louis Cartier watch boldly uses the new flame gold technology added by the Cartier master craftsmanship family to open up a whole new field of watchmaking.
RONDE LOUIS CARTIER Flame gold craft cheetah decoration watch, oversized model
Cartier 430 MC workshop refined manual winding mechanical movement
Superb charming art of fire
The flame gold process is inspired by the blue-steel pointer process that changes the color of the metal surface by heating, and requires precise control during operation. Various colors emerge one by one with temperature changes, blue corresponds to the highest temperature, and beige corresponds to the lowest temperature. The craftsman first carved or ‘painted’ the subtle cheetah fur pattern on the 18K gold dial, then heated the gold dial with flames, and the first color emerged. This process needs to be repeated continuously until a rich and complete color effect is obtained. This process not only requires delicate and precise methods, but also cannot be judged with confidence. Each color continuously changes during the heating process, and if it is not careful, it may be completely abandoned.
Deep and charming color charm
Therefore, the master of craftsmanship must always remain fully focused and meticulous. However, the final result is amazing: the overall color tone is deep and rich, showing delicate changes from beige to brown, from leopard ears to leopard nose, every detail is lifelike! The color of the cheetah’s fur complements the apple-shaped rhodium-plated steel hands. Cartier paved with trapezoid-cut diamonds on the bezel, radiating superb master craftsmanship.
After the metal beads, enamel beads and gold and silver fine craftsmanship, the Cartier Master Craftsmanship series adds flame gold craftsmanship. Cartier Master Crafts Workshop draws inspiration from watches by drawing on crafts from other fields.
Cheetah High Jewellery Watch, Timeless Interpretation of Cartier’s Classic Logo
Cartier’s cheetahs are sometimes naughty, sometimes noble, sometimes sly, sometimes wild, and always have a rich and varied appearance.
PANTHÈRE ROYALE cheetah decorative watch
On this Panthère Royale cheetah decorative watch, a cheetah plate hangs on a dial decorated with brilliant-cut round diamonds, showing nobility. The bumpy cheetah image is like a three-dimensional micro-carved work, reminiscent of Cartier’s sapphire brooch customized for the Duchess of Windsor in 1949, which was one of the earliest Cartier works that used the cheetah image.
This watch is a true jewellery, with gorgeous and complex shapes and delicate decoration. From the bezel to the ring pattern, the watch is set with brilliant diamonds, presenting a deep and delicate visual beauty. The fur of the leopard body is embellished with black lacquer spots, which is lifelike. Cartier Cheetah faithfully guards precious time.
Cheetah complication watch, witness the magnificence of fine watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship
As the iconic animal image in Cartier’s jewelry world, Cheetah interpreted a new complication watch with a fun gesture.
PANTHÈRE JOUEUSE cheetah decoration watch
Cartier 9918 MC workshop refined automatic mechanical movement
Cartier creates new complex functions and interprets wonderful dynamics … Cheetah seems to jump out from the depth of the dial, showing the naive look of chasing balls and playing. The movement merges with the leopard body, presenting a lively and dynamic dial landscape. Leopard heads and claws show minutes, and balls show hours.
Cartier cleverly uses diamonds, black lacquer and emeralds to combine the new movement with the image of a cheetah with superb jewelry craftsmanship. The superb jewellery craftsmanship made Cartier present a lifelike three-dimensional cheetah image. The cheetah is transformed into a timepiece. With the hidden mechanism, it displays a lively attitude on the dial.
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