Time­less ap­peal

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New hori­zons beckon, ush­er­ing in ground-break­ing and breath­tak­ing com­po­si­tions that in­ge­niously unite jew­ellery and watch­mak­ing. The High Jew­ellery watch re­alises its full po­ten­tial in th­ese spec­tac­u­lar time­pieces that hon­our the legacy of the jew­eller’s art with the skill of the mas­ter watch­maker. Cartier as­sid­u­ously sources, matches and even re-cuts stones in its quest to re­veal the gem’s soul. This creative process goes be­yond aes­thet­ics or tech­ni­cal mile­stones – Cartier breathes life into th­ese stones, trans­fig­ur­ing the splen­dour of th­ese pre­cious ma­te­ri­als.

Cartier draws on this dual per­spec­tive to show­case a wealth of in­spi­ra­tion in its gems. The same in­com­pa­ra­ble ex­per­tise is de­ployed whether ab­stract or fig­u­ra­tive, ev­i­dent within the menagerie and the flo­ral style.

For the 2017 edi­tion, Cartier has cho­sen to show­case its dual fields of ex­per­tise, watch­mak­ing and jew­ellery, in a glit­ter­ing dis­play of gem­stones. The cross­over be­tween the two arts has in­spired a di­a­logue which, driven by shared pas­sion, cre­ates beau­ti­ful shapes in pieces de­signed to stand the test of time. BY MONA SALEM

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