Cartier revived one of their best-loved lines for 2017. The re-issue of the classic Panthere de Cartier watch collection drew enthusiastic responses from watch collectors and fashionistas alike. Beloved in the 80s, the Panthere watch represents the elegant refinement of the Cartier woman.
The Cartier Panther
In 1914, Louis Cartier, grandson of the company’s founder, commissioned a watercolor painting of a woman draped in jewels and a panther with a diamond-encrusted collar at her feet. French artist George Barbier produced “Dame a la Panthere” and that painting would go on to inspire dozens of signature Cartier pieces. The Cartier panther is emblematic of the brand’s sleek, elegant designs.
Bringing Back a Classic
A watch that is also a beautiful piece of jewelry, Panthère de Cartier is one of the most distinctive Cartier designs. Created in the 80s and more contemporary than ever, it is a true style icon for women who never go unnoticed.
The Panthere de Cartier watch was a classic fashion accessory of the 1980s. The piece became a cult favorite during this decadent decade, but was later discontinued. The re-issue of the original Panthere de Cartier watch is sure to excite watch collectors around the world.
The design of the watch stayed much the same as its original release. The collection still features a square case with visible screws on the bezel, which are signature elements of the Pantere de Cartier watch. The watch also still includes the distinctive gold link bracelet band, making the watch as much of a piece of jewelry as a timepiece.
The design has been updated to include two different sizes, a 22mm version and a larger 27mm watch. You may choose a Panthere in yellow gold, rose gold, white gold or steel. Prices of the watches will vary depending on the style you choose.
A Watch for Every Woman
Cartier ensured that women could purchase a Panthere watch at a variety of price points. The 22mm steel model costs $4,000, while the top of the line model features white gold and laquer panther spot motif.
Rhodiumized 18K white gold case set with 168 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.78 carats and lacquer spots. Rhodiumized 18K white gold dial set with 118 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.32 carats and lacquer spots.Crown decorated with a sapphire, blued-steel sword-shaped hands.
This model will set you back $133,000.
So, tell us, will you purchase a watch from the re-release of the classic Cartier Panthere collection? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Already have a piece from this collection? You might also enjoy the Chanel High Jewelry Collection that was also released this year. With so many pieces and designers to choose from, it is sure to be a great year for fashion!