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.
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.
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