Created in 1983, the The Panthère de Cartier collection was produced throughout the early 2000s before being discontinued. Now though, Cartier has decided to relaunch the collection in a variety of sizes and finishes. With two options, a 22mm and 27mm model, the Panthère de Cartier’s iconic square case and linked bracelet are once again on offer to the global community. With a quartz movement, the Panthère de Cartier is a more affordable offering from this esteemed brand.
Coming in yellow gold, rose gold, rose gold and diamond bezel, white gold and diamond bezel, white gold with diamonds, white gold covered in diamonds with animal print, steel and yellow gold, plain steel, and rose gold with black links, Cartier followers will not be short for choice when it comes to the Panthère de Cartier. This pioneering watch family is at its most democratic in stainless steel, opening up a legendary luxury goods brand to the wider public or younger collectors.
The Panthère first came out in 1983 and many watch experts loved its simple yet elegant lines, with a concealed clasp that added to the seamlessness of the model. Soon the watch became extremely popular among global elites, with notables such as Pierce Brosnan and Keith Richards famous wearers of the Panthére. Indeed, this is truly a glamorous watch of the highest degree.
The reissue of the Panthère de Cartier however is exclusively a ladies’ watch inspired by the brand’s iconic Santos mode. Indeed, it has a distinct square casing complete with a bezel held in place by eight tiny screws. The flat white dial comes adorned with elongated Roman numerals and a highly discreet "Cartier" marking at the 10 o’clock spot. Make no mistake, this is a stunning design, somehow pioneering and restrained at the same time. In fact, some might say that the reason for the success of this watch is this extreme versatility.
Closer Look at Panthere de Cartier
At first glance this might seem like a standard wrist watch, however that would not be the case. Indeed, square watches can sometimes be seen as a specialist item yet the sheer brilliance of the design of the Cartier Panthère de Cartier make it a truly classic design. Certainly, the beautifully sloping lines and screw down bezel of the Cartier Panthère de Cartier make it a timepiece of the highest calibre when it comes to design.
With curved lugs and crown guards, this is a truly powerful looking watch whose dial is a thing of great beauty, graced as it is with Roman numerals and a strikingly simple style. Then there is the bracelet, slick and stylish yet versatile enough to be worn for almost any occasion. Indeed, with large polished links, this is a watch that would look equally as suave on the wrist at a black tie event as it would during a weekend shopping trip. Internal attachments ensure seamless elegance whilst curved links Additionally, make this a maneuverable bracelet that does not weigh down the wrist and is a true delight to wear.
All in all, the Cartier Panthère de Cartier is a women’s watch of the very best quality that bears the name of one of the globe’s top luxury goods purveyors. Collectors and casual enthusiasts alike adore this most elegant of watches for its pioneering design and a versatility that is comparatively rare in the world of modern horology.