The Cartier Santos 100 chronograph is treated with a special amorphous DLC coating. Cartier says this specific treatment process is used on military equipment and that they have the exclusive rights to use this treatment for watches. What makes it different than other DLC treatments? According to Cartier, the thickness […]

Cartier Santos 100 Chronograph DLC

For SIHH 2011, Cartier introduced a new skeletonized version of their iconic Santos timepiece – the Santos Dumont Black Titanium. Measuring 39 mm x 47 mm, the rectangular case is made of titanium and is coated in Cartier’s version of Diamond Like Carbon (ADLC). The crown is made of ADLC […]

Cartier Santos Dumont Black Titanium

SIHH 2014 – Calibre de Cartier Diver The Calibre de Cartier Diver is the first dive watch from Cartier. And while this may not be the type of watch that comes to mind, when you think of a Cartier — this is in fact a real dive watch that meets […]

Calibre de Cartier Diver watch in steel

At SIHH 2015, Cartier will release a skeletonized version of their original 1967 “Crash” watch, which is said to have been inspired by a Cartier executive’s timepiece that was smashed in a car accident. The look was also likely inspired by the Salvador Dali painting “The Persistence of Memory.” Naturally, […]

SIHH 2015: Cartier Crash Skeleton

Cartier, the largest brand within the Richemont Group, announced November 6, 2015, the appointment of Cyrille Vigneron as the new CEO of Cartier International, which became effective January 1, 2016. Vigneron succeeds Stanislas de Quercize and joins the Richemont Group Management Committee on the same date. Cyrille Vigneron said, “I […]

Cyrille Vigneron takes over as CEO of Cartier

Cartier will be introducing the Rotonde de Cartier Cadran Lové Tourbillon at SIHH 2012 in January. The 18k polished white gold case measures 46.4 mm in diameter. The manual-winding movement, Caliber 9458 MC, features a flying tourbillon, Geneva Seal, 19 jewels, 167 parts, runs at 21,600 (3 Hz) and has […]

SIHH 2012: Rotonde de Cartier Cadran Lové Tourbillon

Cartier introduced a large selection of timepieces at the Salon Internation de la Haute Horology (SIHH) last month. Apart from the amazing minute repeater tourbillon, the beautiful high jewelry pieces and the skeletonized Santos – the model that really stands out to me is the Cartier Tank Anglaise. The Cartier […]

SIHH 2012: Cartier Tank Anglaise

In 2009, Cartier introduced the ID One, the first adjustment free watch — it is lubrication free and insensitive to shocks, temperature, and magnetic fields. The Cartier ID Two builds on the original concept — and takes it to another level. The “ID Two” concept is simple: by reducing energy […]

Hands On With The Cartier ID Two