For distinct reasons, nobody owns the panther as Cartier does. Jaquet Droz has his birds. Omega has James Bond. But for Cartier, the panther was a true replica watches recurring motif from 1914, when Louis Cartier designed the company's first wristwatch with a "panther" motif. It was inspired by a painting he had commissioned, called Dame à la panthère, which depicts an elegantly dressed woman with a panther at her feet. In the early 19th century, the panther was a popular symbol of female power and elegance.
From the first watch, the panther was used as a motif in the company's jewels and watches, a recurring symbol of strength combined with elegance. He also defines Cartier as well as its high-profile customers. Some of the most famous pieces include a bracelet and a necklace designed in 1931 for the heiress Daisy Fellowes, which shows a panther with rubies and pearls. In 1948 Cartier made a pin for the Duchess of Windsor with a panther lying on a huge emerald.
A year later, the Duchess ordered a panther brooch with the cat perched on a 152.35 carat sapphire cabochon, considered one of the most important creations for Cartier's long-time design director Jeanne Toussaint. Toussaint himself became known as "La Panthère", not only for his frequently used panther motif, but for his fearless style and his formidable personality. Every time the pawns appear in the Cartier collection, it is ornate. This continues in recent years, with the growing interest in metiers d'art and the opening of the new Maison de Metiers d'Arts by Cartier in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
In recent years, Cartier has presented four or five exceptional pieces at SIHH in Geneva, with sculpted panthers decorated with diamonds, gemstones, enamels or inserts, with onyx or black lacquer used to represent the spots. Ok, technically a panther has no stains - it's all black - but Cartier's panther is representative of all wild cats, including leopards. This year, four watches were introduced with a Cartier panther.
Cartier Panthères et Colibri wristwatch with power reserve replica watches uk on request makes a fantastic show of the energy reserve indicator. At the touch of a button, a panther boy stands out from the belly of the panther's mother (my colleagues nicknamed him "the kangaroo's panther"). Symbolically, the child chases the golden hummingbird on the dial, which "flies" to a point in its arc indicating the remaining power reserve. This is truly the most creative and poetic power reserve indicator ever made. There are several patents associated with the function. The sculpted Panther has 270 diamonds with black varnish spots and an emerald day. The 42.75 mm case is fitted with 314 diamonds and the dial has 11 diamonds on a black background. The black alligator strap has an adjustable folding lock in 18k white gold with 43 diamonds. Cartier Panthères et Colibri contains Caliber 9915 MC with manual winding with a power reserve of three days.rolex replica