Round Louis Cartier Filigrees: Watch the Golden Thread

The “Round Louis Cartier XL” impresses with its filigree Panther decor made of finest gold and Platinum threads. The sparkling green eyes are genuine emeralds. Limited to 20 copies

More than just a watch: with the exclusive “Round Louis Cartier Filigrees” Cartier wants to set “new standards in the historic filigree technique”.Inspired by ancient arts and crafts a masterpiece is actually managed.

The production site of Cartier carries the fine-sounding name of “House of crafts ” and is one of the most famous watch cities of Switzerland located in La Chaux-de-Fonds. It seems as if the place is hiding a secret potion, which boosted the watchmaker to new performance and promoted their imagination and dexterity in almost otherworldly spheres.

Round Louis Cartier Filigrees

The Cartier House is this time the theme “Filigree technique” in the Center: this elaborate technique referred to a precious metalwork in gold or silver threads be connected to a grid, which eventually results in the desired motif. In the case of the “Round Louis Cartier Filigrees” originates in the elegant image of two Panther attuned to each other.

Masterpiece of Craftsmanship

The challenge for Cartier consisted of the already complex filigree technique to the tiny size of watch her down. Similar micro threads used a lace or bobbin lace work, consisting of gold and Platinum. Also sparkling brilliant-cut diamonds, fine paints and measure cut emeralds for the Panther eyes are used. Were for the perfect finish – specially for the “Round Louis Cartier Filigrees”-even special tools produced. Given the many fine steps, it is not surprising that it takes at least a month, until such a treasure has been completed.

Filigree Tradition

Cartier is incidentally a long tradition with the use of the filigree technique. Already in ancient Egypt they knew to appreciate the beauty of the metal Thread art- exactly how later in Tibet, India, Greece, Iran and finally Portugal, where true, from gold and silver threads woven masterpieces, which have blighted some Royal blood in honour.

Round Louis Cartier Filigree on Geneva Watch fair SIHH

With the “Round Louis Cartier Filigrees” has perfected the millennia old filigree technique Cartier impressively. Appears the precious model now in the Salon international de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, one of the most important luxury watch fairs in the world. The valuable Cartier masterpiece will be there among the Queens.

Note: The article was first posted at insidewatch.net.

Date: Salon international de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Geneva, 19-23 January 2015.

 

 

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