Move over men, this one is for the ladies. Long known as the collection that encompasses some of the most special Cartier watches ever made, the Libre family is joined by four new siblings this year – each with an incredible elongated shape. The new members include the Tank Chinoise Red watch, a new Diagonale watch and two new Baignoire Allongee wristwatches.
Cartier Diagonale Watch
Recalling its rich history in the art deco era, Cartier unveils the Cartier Diagonale watch, inspired by a piece taken from the Maison’s sketchbooks of yesteryear. A stunning work of geometrics and color, the new watch features a seven-sided case with an elongated X at the bottom so that in its entirety it gives the appearance of a rectangular watch. Meticulously set with 70 brilliant-cut diamonds, the 18-karat white gold case is further adorned with red and black enamel. It is powered by a quartz movement and created in a limited edition of just 50 pieces.
Cartier Tank Chinoise Red watch
Another important historic piece, the Carter Tank Chinoise Red watch is inspired by a piece made in 1921. This en elongated watch with rich black lacquer dial takes red as its focal point – emulating passion and vitality. The 18-karath white gold vertical rectangular watch is set with 164 brilliant-cut diamonds and with a dozen cabochon-cut rubies. Crated with a black alligator strap, and a quartz movement, just 100 pieces will be made.
Cartier Baignoire Allongee Celadon and Allongee Black watches
Turing to the elongated oval shape for the Baignoire, these newest watches are entirely set with diamonds and gemstones. The 19-karat white gold Celadon version features a fully paved diamond dial and diamond case, and a host of emeralds and green Paraiba stand out on the case edges. Medium sized, this watch is set with 573 diamonds weighing 2.57 carats and is crated in a limited numbered edition of 50 pieces. It is complemented by the Baignoire Allongee Black watch, which is crafted in 18-kart yellow gold and set with 473 diamonds weighing 1.75 carats. The case of this watch is further set with black spinels and yellow sapphires. This watch is equipped with a manual movement 1917MC and is offered in a limited numbered edition of 50 pieces.