Instead of being linear, as is commonly depicted, time is cyclical in Cartier’s view. This one-of-a-kind perspective clarifies why the Maison is continually evolving and innovating in a way that points us towards the future. This is how our watches leave their mark not only in the here and now, but also in a future that is always moving forward. With infinite time, the possibilities are endless.
This year’s new watch collections from Cartier are a reflection of this; they feature timepieces rich in shape and personality that the Maison has revisited and reimagined.
Introduced at Watches And Wonders 2023, The Clash [Un]limited watch’s strikingly beautiful mechanism sets it apart as a piece of jewellery that manages to combine delicacy and strength. The Clash de Cartier codes flow, intertwine, forge a path, and materialise as a luxurious timepiece through the use of beads, picot studs, clou carrés, and movement.
Its geometry is consistent and characteristic of the Maison, featuring rounded and square elements alongside faceted corners and bevelled dials. Articulated to feel gentle against the skin, from the rolling beads to the bracelet’s hinges, Cartier’s designs strike a balance between graphic precision and a culture of design.
From the shape of the links to the mini case’s sixteen-faceted cut glass, the watch’s design aspires to structure and create perspective.
Jeanne Toussaint’s legacy and her appreciation for volume are two such examples. She dared to combine the precious with the utilitarian aesthetic of ball bearings as early as the 1930s. A seamless transition from the past to the present, as evidenced by this Clash [Un]limited timepiece’s use of contrasting colours to draw attention to its geometric patterns.
How? Mixing yellow or rose gold with a newly developed shade of gold in shimmering violet tones created specifically for Cartier is the first step. From the clou carré to the bracelet’s beads, the watch is adorned with it. The Clash [Un]limited watch comes in yellow gold, rose gold, and white gold that have all been paved with diamonds. Stones such as onyx, black spinels, obsidian, and diamonds, or coral, black spinels, chrysoprase, tsavorites, and diamonds, are combined with other exceptional pieces to enhance the design.
The Clash [Un]limited watch is one of the many unique timepieces available from the Maison Cartier.