Created in the 1980s, the Panthère de Cartier has gradually become a mainstay in the Cartier watchmaking collections. A genuine icon to be worn with pride, generally by women, it includes the brand’s aesthetic signatures, such as the design of the dial and the shape of the case, which are easy to spot even from a distance.
Available in different sizes (small or medium-sized models), different metals (yellow, grey or pink gold) and with different decorations (jewelled case or bezel), the steel Panthère de Cartier is resplendent in its simple elegance.
This classic model by Cartier has a square case with extended lugs forming a 27x37mm rectangle on the medium-sized model and 22x30mm on the smaller model. The crown is guarded by two lateral protections and features a blue synthetic spinel. The two pieces are powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement, driving the hour and minute functions.
The dial is light in colour with silvery tints contrasting with the dark hour rim, which is made up of black Roman numerals that seem to rest on the “rail-track” minute circle, which is also black and placed near the centre. At the heart of this silver square dial, two blued steel sword-shaped hands display the hours and minutes. The watch does without a second hand.
The Panthère de Cartier is worn with a steel-link strap.
Price: 3 850 EUR (small model) – 4 450 EUR (medium model)
By Sharmila Bertin