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The Peak (Hong Kong) - - Watches -

The big cat con­tin­ues to be an in­spi­ra­tion at Cartier, with the watch­maker un­veil­ing sev­eral de­signs fea­tur­ing its iconic pan­ther. From gem-clad ren­di­tions to those imag­ined through the in­tri­cate craft of mar­quetry, there is no short­age of artistry in its pieces. The most play­ful piece to come out of Cartier's nov­el­ties this year is The Rev­e­la­tion d'une Pan­thère, a de­sign that takes on a less overt ex­pres­sion of the fe­line form. When the watch is an­gled down, 900 gold beads gath­ere at the bottom of the dial. When the watch is held ver­ti­cal, the gold balls trickle down across the dial and are sent float­ing across an out­line of the Pan­thére em­blem. The in­side of the dial is filled with liq­uid, which al­lows the golden balls to flow freely. A de­sign five years in the mak­ing, the piece is pre­sented in red and green, with each piece avail­able in an edi­tion of 100 pieces. The Royal Oak Dou­ble Bal­ance Wheel Open­worked gets a frosty up­date this year. The in-house self-wind­ing cal­i­bre that pow­ers the hours, min­utes and se­cond hands is housed in­side a frosted white gold case. The 37 mm piece gets a few con­trast­ing pink gold de­tails across the dial, in­clud­ing the hour mark­ers as well as the hands in rose gold. The piece is com­pleted with a sig­na­ture Royal Oak link bracelet, also frosted to give it that icy cool look.

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