Cartier wanted to reinterpret the ancient technique cherishing the idea of breathing new life into rare and even forgotten crafts.
The craftsmen who apply the granulation technique create small balls from threads of gold. They cut the tiny gold balls and heat them over a flame. Then, they assemble the granules one by one and fuse them with the gold plate. This way the craftsmen create the sensual relief of the motif.
The 22K yellow gold dial of the new Cartier watch captivates the glance with a magnetic, radiant panther head. The time is indicated by apple-shaped hands presented in blued steel.
The case of the new Cartier watch is rendered in 18K yellow gold sparkling with 306 brilliant-cut diamonds, with the total weight of 3.63 carats. The beaded crown, also in 18K yellow gold, is topped by a diamond.
The case is coupled with a semi-matt black alligator skin strap. It is equipped with a double adjustable folding clasp in 18K yellow gold set with 43 brilliant-cut diamonds, with the total weight of 0.42 carats.
The new Rotonde de Cartier 42 mm Panther watch is animated by an in-house mechanical with manual winding movement - Calibre 9601, visible via the sapphire crystal case-back. The timepiece is 30-meter water-resistant.
The novelty is available in a limited edition of 20 pieces.
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