Animals and in particular the panther are the domain of super clone Cartier. The house has been making perfect super clone watches featuring this sinuous feline since 1914 yet the designers still manage to find new ways to incorporate the animal into watches. One of the defining characteristics of the panther chez Cartier is the creature’s expressiveness and ever-changing attitude. From snarling to languid to defiant, the panther has been put through a wide range of emotions and this year sees a pensive big cat in the form of the Panthère Songeuse. Relaxed and lost in thought with his eyes half closed, this philosophical best quality Cartier super clone is draped over the side of the case decorated with stripes of blue enamel and diamonds.
Another gold panther adopts a very different pose in the service of horology. This gold bracelet replica Cartier Panthère obediently wraps its jaws around the gold loop at the top of a watch dial to hold together the La Panthère watch. Two emeralds are his eyes in this stylish all-gold watch that wraps twice around the wrist.
Cartier has never been one for cuddly or cute animals and along with the panther, its beasts of choice include the snake, crocodile and turtle. In Cartier’s hands these rare beasts become objects of great beauty as seen in the Cartier Libre Baignoire watch that has been dressed up as a turtle. The perfect copy Cartier Baignoire watch (meaning bath tub in French) was created by Louis Cartier in 1912. Its shape reminded the design team of a turtle who recreated a tortoise shell carapace using gemstones and enamel patterns to delightful effect.