Revolution (Hong Kong) - - SIHH 2017 - TEXT BY MELISSA LIM

Cartier is noth­ing with­out its sig­na­ture icons; some have been dis­con­tin­ued, some stood the test of time, and oth­ers were re­vived. One such col­lec­tion to be re­vis­ited in its watch di­vi­sion is the Pan­thère, which was first in­tro­duced in 1983, be­fore its dis­con­tin­u­a­tion in the early 2000s. This year, Cartier has de­cided to re­in­state this col­lec­tion with much gusto, in two sizes for each of the nine dif­fer­ent me­tals or fin­ishes, al­beit with sub­tle tech­ni­cal im­prove­ments that are a given from the past 40 years. All styles fea­ture the sig­na­ture square case with screwed down bezel and sizes vary from 22mm to 27mm ver­sions. A per­sonal fa­vorite is the pink gold ver­sion with black lac­quer de­tail, which harkens to a decade long gone but ends a time­less qual­ity to the col­lec­tion. Though a quartz move­ment, this col­lec­tion isn’t about tech­no­log­i­cal evo­lu­tions, rather cel­e­brate the en­dur­ing qual­i­ties of this eight­ies orig­i­nal.

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