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Watches5 Cartier Libre Watches That'll Challenge Your Perception Of Time

5 Cartier Libre Watches That'll Challenge Your Perception Of Time

Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier
By Brian Cheong
August 24, 2018
By boldly disrupting proportions, accentuating volumes and playing up the contrasts between colours and materials, the Cartier Libre watch collection stretches the imagination of what a feminine watch can be
Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier
Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier

Baignoire Débordante

A ring of open petals set with diamonds and black spinels form a glittering bloom around the white gold case. It’s like wearing a corsage, only with far more adult sophistication thanks to the precious stones and metal. Limited to 50 pieces.

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Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier
Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier

Baignoire Infinie

Luxuriate in the spellbinding mosaic of baguette diamonds, white mother-of-pearl, Tahitian mother-of-pearl and black spinels. Oh, and it tells time too - at the heart of this mosaic is a tiny, tiny black dial with hour and minute hands. Only 20 pieces are made.

Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier
Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier

Baignoire Etoilée

Fancy a cascade of sparkling diamonds on your wrist? Limited to 15 pieces, black spinels lend depth to the avalanche of ice that forms the sumptuous bracelet. The theme continues around the narrow oval dial, which is framed by a top row of diamonds and a bottom row of black spinels.

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Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier
Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier

Baignoire interdite

The wire strips wrapping around the watch, which is limited to 50 pieces, are actually oversized Roman numerals coated in glossy black ADLC. The bezel of the oval-shaped white gold case is paved with diamonds, some of which are hidden under the black strips.

Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier
Photo: Paul Lepreux © Cartier

Crash Radieuse

No, it’s not damaged and that’s the beauty of Cartier’s Crash watch, whose macabrely bent edges look like it has suffered a high-impact, well, crash. This time around, the designers at Cartier Watch Creation Studio in Paris have taken the design to even more extreme ends with shockwave patterns carved into the dial. With a case crafted in yellow gold and a manual-winding 8970 MC movement, each of 50 pieces available is numbered for exclusivity.

This article first appeared on my.asiatatler.com.

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