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Official Replica Cartier Panthère De Cartier Watches Hands-on

Since Cartier watches reinvigorated its fine watchmaking department eight years ago, it has surprised us each year with one great complicated watch after another. This year, Cartier had a different kind of surprise: a resurrection of the Panthère de Cartier, which had been discontinued in the early aughts. Aside from a new Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon (new in the sense that these complications are combined for the first time), the Cartier Panthère De Cartier was the main introduction at SIHH this year, making it clear that ladies’ watches aren’t second tier in marketing strength or sales.

When you look at the state of the watch industry over the past year, the reintroduction of the Panthère De Cartier is not all that surprising. Like the Tank, Santos, and other iconic volume collections, the Cartier Panthère is a bread-and-butter core collection: a sure thing in an unsteady market. With multiple references and price points, it is exactly what the market seems to call for, again, at the moment.

The Cartier Panthère was originally introduced in 1983, and the relaunch design is exactly the same as the original: square case with screws on the bezel, Roman numerals, railway track index, and a tiny Cartier logo embossed in the X digit – distinguishing it from the counterfeits. Only the bracelet construction is new – it is more supple. All the movements are quartz, which keeps the watch elegantly thin, and true to the original design, which came into being at the height of the quartz era.

The new Panthère de Cartier is a full collection in three sizes with a pavé version, a lacquer and gold version, a yellow gold version – a star of the original collection – and a two-tone model, with prices ranging from $4,000 to $140,000.

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replica cartier gold watches for sale

Cartier Santos Galbee steel and gold watch – image credit George Cramer, used with permission.

The Santos is also an iconic square-cased Cartier watch with Roman numerals and visible screws on the bezel, and at least one person I spoke to was confused about its similarity to the Cartier Panthère, so it’s worth showing the Santos here for comparison. The differences are subtle. The size of the bezel and screws are much smaller on the Cartier Panthère than on the Santos, and the lugs are more tapered, as is the crown. And on the Santos, there is no border on the railroad track index. (Although there was a border on the index of the original Santos watch created in 1904).

The Santos was created for aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, a friend of Louis Cartier, to enable him to time his flight legs without having to take his hand off the controls to reach for his pocket watch. It was a hit in Parisian society, and Cartier launched it commercially a few years later. The Santos-Dumont’s square shape was revolutionary for its time, and thus began Cartier’s adventure into the world of shaped watches.

new fake Panthère de Cartier watches
new fake Panthère de Cartier watches

Although the Cartier Panthère volume collection was created in 1983, Cartier has been making jeweled Panther-themed watches since even before it created the Santos watch in 1904 – the only men who were wearing wristwatches at the time were soldiers in the South African Boer War, and that was because Africa’s climate was too hot for a waist coat, where a man’s pocket watch is properly kept. Cartier continues its tradition of jeweled Panther watches every year. This year, the new jewelry creations included, most notably, the Royale and the Joueuse. The Cartier Panthère Royale was inspired by a famous panther and sapphire brooch made by Cartier in 1949 for the Duchess of Windsor. It is designed in concentric circles set with diamonds surrounding a panther also set with diamonds and lacquer.

Cartier is going to be releasing the Replica Panthère de Cartier line in June 2017 with 16 pieces that are designed to appeal to virtually every possible segment of the market. Just to keep it simple, we’ll go through the 22mm smaller models first followed by the 27mm versions.

Imitation Cartier Watches – Dazzling Time And Again

A strong idea, says Pierre Rainero, isn’t static. Not ever. Strong ideas pave the way for new creative expressions long after they are conceived, maybe even generations after. This, he says, is one of the core tenets of Cartier replica watches, which has guaranteed the longevity of the brand and the loyalty of it’s clientele since it was founded 170 years ago, in 1847, in Paris, France.

“Ideas are strong when they open doors to other ideas. The strength of an idea relies only on it’s capacity to do this,” he says, with a glint in his eye that could match the many bejewelled creations of the brand.

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cartier founder

Rainero, who is the image, style and heritage director at Cartier, was alluding to the Replica Ronde Louis Cartier XL flame gold watch, one of the stunning new timepieces presented by the maison at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve (SIHH) in Geneva, Switzerland three weeks ago.
The watch boasts a rather traditional white gold canvas framed with a bezel of baguette-cut diamonds. But a glance at the dial will knock down any notion of this being, in any way, shape or form, a traditional timepiece.

The dial showcases a brand new technique called flamed gold, originally a method of manually heating the hands and screws of a watch to a shade of rich blue to harden and strengthen the components. The technique is the same but the results go beyond fortifying components here.

Cartier applies the technique first on the watch’s solid gold dial, which features the engraving of a panther’s face on it. Various degrees of heat are used to achieve different nuances of colour on the dial. First, a very high temperature is applied, resulting in a deep blue. Then, parts of this layer are brushed or engraved further before the process is repeated, with a slightly lower heat, to get a lighter shade of blue. This process is repeated many times in different temperatures until the mens cartier replica watches and the panther are immaculately shaded – the head of the panther in softer shades of beige and brown against a brilliant blue backdrop.

It’s a painstaking process, Rainero admits, but one that will be revisited by the maison in the future.

“This is what I mean by a strong idea. This technique will open doors to many other interpretations (in the future) even though it is particularly relevant in this piece in depicting the nuances on the head of the panther. It’s not like anything else and we are really pleased with it,” he says with obvious pride not just in the Ronde Louis Cartier piece but the heritage of Cartier the maison which he has been a part of since 1984.

“We have enormous pleasure in what we do. We all feel a sort of pride and honour to be able to work within a house like this. At the same time, the weight of responsibility is huge as what we do now will not just be judged today but also in the future,” he explains.

Fake Ronde Louis Cartier XL
Fake Ronde Louis Cartier XL

Another timepiece that drew gasps when presented to the media at the show was the Panthère Joueuse de Cartier, a playful piece featuring the signature panther which was a motif first introduced by Cartier designer Jeanne Toussaint in the early 1900s.

This piece is just pure delight – elegant, bold and playful all at once. A diamond-set 18 carot white gold panther sits as the centrepiece on the pitch black dial and appears to be in pursuit of a ball – a large diamond representing the hours. There are no hands on this watch, the panther’s paw (as it chases the ball) represents the minutes and when it actually catches the ball, an hour has passed. It’s dazzling (255 diamonds were used for cat alone with black lacquer spots and two shaped emeralds to form the eyes), it’s cool and ingenious. The watch is powered by the in-house Calibre 9918 MC automatic movement with a 48 power reserve and is housed in a 40mm white gold case paved with 320 diamonds and fitted with an alligator strap. There is also a version with a pavé bracelet.

Also a crowd pleaser was the panthère de cartier replica series, originally introduced in 1984 and another classic representation of Cartier. The Panthère de Cartier is a volume collection with multiple references and price points which is something that will surely be appreciated in the current market.

The design is exactly the same as the original – a square case with screws on the bezel, Roman numerals, a railway track index and a discreet Cartier logo on top.

The line which was discontinued in the early 2000s, is now resurrected as a full collection in three sizes with a pave version, a lacquer and pink gold version and a yellow gold version.

“I am very happy to bring back the Panthère. It is a very beautiful and strong design … so strong that we didn’t need to make any adjustments. We did consider it but we decided it is just right the way it is. I think that shows you how proud we are of this watch,” says Rainero.

A stand out is definitely the new pink gold and lacquer version which from afar looks like the spots of a panther but upon closer inspection is very modern and geometrical in its alternating squares.

Rainero and his team had toyed with the ideas of bringing back the Panthère for a few years but this year, he says, it felt right.

Panthre de Cartier Replica
Panthre de Cartier Replica

“We saw signs around us. Clients who had decided to wear it again or daughters who were taking it from their mothers’ collections. We began to see more of it on social media too which was an indication that it was (getting more) popular.

“But really, it was more a feeling than a thinking. We wanted a fake cartier women’s watches just for ladies this year that was a cross between a watch and a piece of jewellery. This is it … it is perfect. Strong but also feminine with it’s curved, round shapes. Creation is always that … part thinking, part feeling,” says Rainero, adding that the response to the reintroduction of the Panthère so far has proven that their gut feeling was spot on.

Imitation Cartier Resurrects An Iconic Collection At The Sihh In Geneva

The 1980s is making a comeback – shoulder pads, big hair and now, the fake cartier watches sale Panther. Originally introduced in 1984, the Panthère de Cartier collection was the ultimate representative of the signature Cartier motif, even though it is perhaps the least literal interpretation. The Panthère was (and is) the volume collection, with multiple references and price points, something the market seems to call for again at the moment. The design is exactly the same as the original: square case with screws on the bezel, Roman numerals, railway track index, and a tiny Cartier logo embossed in the X digit – distinguishing it from any counterfeits.

The line was discontinued in the early 2000s, and will be resurrected as a full collection in three sizes with a pavé version, a lacquer and gold version and a yellow gold version, with prices ranging from $4,000 to $140,000 Only the bracelet construction and the movements are new.

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fake cartier panthère royale

The Panther also made its annual appearance in high jewelry form, highlighted this year by the Royale and the Joueuse. The Panthère Royale was inspired by a famous panther and sapphire brooch made by Cartier in 1949. Cartier made for the Duchess of Windsor, designed in concentric circles set with diamonds surrounding a panther set with diamonds.

Another high jewelry Panthère is fully set with diamonds and sapphires, in which the pentagon-shaped sapphires are featured in Cartier’s proprietary “fur” setting. The settings are made of 18k twisted gold.

Cartier is also famous for its prolific production of one-of-a-kind jewelry imitation cartier watch with mid sized diamond bezel (20 were introduced at SIHH this week). One highlight is the Trait D’Eclat, set with 15 Mozambique rubies weighing a total of 24.93 carats, designed in a ribbon motif. The flash of fire produced by the gems is described in French as a “trait d’éclat.” It contains the manual-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 101.

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cartier watch replica ballon bleu

Another is the Papyrus, in 18k white gold and set with 32 cushion-shaped Zambian emeralds totaling 38.20 carats, along with onyx, triangular diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds. It contains the manual-wound Caliber 846. The design is meant to resemble foliage, inspired by the papyrus plant motif in Cartier archival pieces. Two larger  diamonds serve as “hour markers” at 12 and 6 o’clock.

Carol Besler covers watches for Watch Journal, Watch Time, Robb Report, Nuvo, Revolution and International Watch. For more of her stories see cartierreplicas.co.uk

The New Panthère De Counterfeit Cartier – An 80s Icon Back On The Prowl

No one was quite sure what to expect at SIHH this year, so it was a thrill to see replica cartier watches for men getting on the front foot with a female-focused re-release of the Panthère de Cartier. First launched in the 1980s, it sat well with the cultural cues of the time: big hair, shoulder pads, Dynasty. Charlie Sheen’s character, Bud Fox, wore one in Wall Street. And one of our favourite photographs shows the Panthère on the wrist of a fresh-faced, blow-dried Pierce Brosnan, accessorised with a pinky ring and a luxuriant pectoral thatch, his top four buttons left undone, as was standard in the era. That, friends, was how you rocked a Panthère.

The theme goes back way further than that, though. The big cat first slunk into the picture in 1914, when Louis Cartier – who was running the company at the time with his brothers Jacques and Pierre – commissioned a painting by French artist George Barbier, featuring a woman with a panther lounging at her feet. Just a few months later, the creature appeared on its first piece of Cartier jewellery, and ever since then it’s been an ongoing motif across both the brand’s male and female collections, with everything from fake watches and cufflinks to bracelets and fragrance bearing elements of the green-eyed cat.

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replica cartier watches uk

When the actual counterfeit Panthère de Cartier watch collection launched in 1983, it made use of the feline’s charms in a more abstract sense. This was less about depicting the animal itself, and more about what it stood for: elegance, power, nonchalance. The line was hugely popular, its reign lasting two decades or so, before it sloped off into the jungle for a long nap – until now. At SIHH this past week, Cartier unveiled a whole new (all quartz) Panthère collection for women, ranging from chic simplicity to almost-blinding.

We were lucky enough to get up close with a couple of them – notably the medium yellow gold model (below) as well as the considerably more extroverted pink gold and black lacquer version (at the top of the page).

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panthère de cartier replica

With much of the world still operating under ‘austerity’ measures, it’s an interesting time to dip back into an era of such opulence, Then again, maybe a bit of escapism is what we all need. Just, please, spare us the shoulder pads.