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Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Watches & Jewels -

Hark­ing back to the swing­ing Six­ties, the Crash watch from Cartier rep­re­sents the pe­riod’s care­free spirit and cre­ative free­dom. Its asym­met­ric face was in­spired by a Cartier time­piece re­turned by a client who had been in­volved in an ac­ci­dent. Jean-Jac­ques Cartier, then head of Cartier Lon­don, saw it and was so taken with its un­usual shape that he wanted to re­pro­duce it. Only 267 num­bered pieces for the mod­els with gold bracelets are avail­able, in ref­er­ence to the year the Crash watch was first cre­ated in 1967, while only 67 num­bered pieces are avail­able for the daz­zling gem-set watches.

A model wear­ing the Crash watch

Dior VIII Grand Bal Pièce Unique No. 5 watch in yel­low gold and black ce­ramic with yel­low sap­phires and

agate, Dior Khoon Hooi Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’13

Crash watch in white gold with bril­liant-cut di­a­monds, Cartier

Charms Mini watch in pink gold with di­a­monds, Van Cleef & Ar­pels

Charms watch in pink gold, Van Cleef & Ar­pels

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