Muhammad Ali and his Cartier Tank Young, handsome, and full of life, Muhammad Ali’s meteoric rise to sports greatness started with his stunning defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964. Ali achieved his zenith as “The Greatest” during the 1970s with three historic bouts with Joe Frazier, and one with... Read more
PHOTO REPORT: Cartier Novelties at SIHH 2014 Paul Boutros 27 January 2014 Once again, Cartier came out in full force this year with several major new introductions across its regular collection and their Fine Watchmaking Collection (FWC). For those unfamiliar with Cartier’s FWC, it’s a collection that was launched... Read more
Early on Thursday morning, Cartier’s private jet whisked myself and a couple of other UK-based watch writers away from a cold grey London to a snowy La Chaux-de-Fonds. Less than 90 minutes after takeoff, we were walking into the factory located just five minutes from the single-strip airport. There,... Read more
A TimeZone Interview with Carole Forestier-Kasapi, Cartier Head of Fine Watchmaking
An interview in March 2013 by Paul Boutros Smart, warm, and gracious, Carole Forestier-Kasapi is Cartier’s watchmaker extraordinaire. Born into a family of watchmakers, her infectious passion for watchmaking is felt the moment she begins speaking. During a brief interview in Geneva during SIHH 2013, Carole explained how proud... Read more
Hi All, It was another impressive year for Cartier, with one of the most interesting and comprehensive set of new introductions among all brands exhibiting at this year’s SIHH. Highlights include: * Fine Watchmaking Collection – Two extraordinary mystery watches inspired by mystery clocks sold by the brand as... Read more
Cartier Crash, Ref. 091-91 in Yellow Gold Cartier launched the original Crash watch in 1967. In 1991, Cartier re-introduced this spectacular, asymmetrical wristwatch in a limited series of 400 pieces. Thought to have been inspired by Salvador Dali’s surrealistic paintings, in actuality, it came about following a fatal car... Read more
According to Cartier’s Carole Forestier, this photo is perhaps the very first ever taken of the two together… Best, Paul Read more
Viva México: the 2012 SIAR Watch Fair Howard Parr 7 October 2012 Earlier this week, I went to the SIAR (Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria) in Mexico City. This was the 6th Edition of the watch fair, and included the most exhibitors yet…44 brands! Most of the brands had scheduled... Read more
Hi All, Edouard Mignon is the director in charge of Cartier’s watchmaking innovations, and a passionate watch guy. During last month’s ID Two event, he was wearing this rare Collection Privée Santos Dumont in platinum… Check out how thin it is! It’s fitted with the Cartier caliber 21, based... Read more
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Cartier invited around 100 of the world’s top watch writers and journalists to their La Chaux de Fonds factory, where they unveiled their second concept watch, the ID Two. Due to an oversight at Cartier, I was also invited. Here is my... Read more
Cartier are the flagship brand of the Richemont group, with the biggest stand at the Salon (actually two of them), yet they seem to garner little interest on the forums or very much respect from Watchnuts. And I think I know why; their product range is so wide and... Read more