Last Friday, Milk Studios, a spacious photography venue in the heart of Hollywood, turned into the outsized insides of a jewelry box that coddled Cartier’s star-studded fete. The glamorous event was hosted by Sofia Coppola, Cartier International CEO Cyrille Vigneron and Cartier North America President and CEO Mercedes Abramo.
Shunning Cinco de Mayo for the opulence of the unveil party were celebrities in the ranks of Sienna Miller, Dakota Johnson, Miranda Kerr, Lily Collins, Kristen Dunst, Dita von Teese, to name but a few. The high-profiled guests sipped champagne as a welcome and later enjoyed a raw bar and the culinary creations of The French Laundry chef Thomas Keller. Acclaimed performers Alicia Keys, Lion Babe and DJ Mark Ronson kept the spirits soaring with special gigs.
At the center of the attention, though, roared the Panthere de Cartier replica watches, which the almost two-century old maison has chosen to revive this year. Fierce and stealthy, the panther has been a beloved Cartier symbol since the remote 1914. That year saw the release of the first “panther” piece – a bracelet watch with onyx and diamonds. It was not until 1983, however, that the Panthere de Cartier collection premiered. The panther line grew until the early 2000s, when the brand discontinued it.
Waking back to life, the Panthere de Cartier cheap fake watches comes in two sizes – 22mm and 27mm – and nine iterations – from affordable plain steel models to pieces of white gold, diamonds and enamel. Linked to brick-lay bracelets with concealed folding clasps, all watches are fueled by a quartz movement. The timepieces bring back the elegance, power and confidence that have come to define the Cartier woman for years.
Since Cartier replica watches reinvigorated its fine watchmaking department eight years ago, it has surprised us each year with one great complicated watch after another. This year, Cartier had a different kind of surprise: a resurrection of the Panthère de Cartier, which had been discontinued in the early aughts. Aside from a new Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon (new in the sense that these complications are combined for the first time), the Cartier Panthère De Cartier was the main introduction at SIHH this year, making it clear that ladies’ watches aren’t second tier in marketing strength or sales.
When you look at the state of the watch industry over the past year, the reintroduction of the Panthère De Cartier limited edition watches are not all that surprising. Like the Tank, Santos, and other iconic volume collections, the Cartier Panthère is a bread-and-butter core collection: a sure thing in an unsteady market. With multiple references and price points, it is exactly what the market seems to call for, again, at the moment.
The Cartier Panthère was originally introduced in 1983, and the relaunch design is exactly the same as the original: square case with screws on the bezel, Roman numerals, railway track index, and a tiny Cartier logo embossed in the X digit – distinguishing it from the counterfeits. Only the bracelet construction is new – it is more supple. All the movements are quartz, which keeps the watch elegantly thin, and true to the original design, which came into being at the height of the quartz era.
The best Panthère de Cartier fake watches are full collection in three sizes with a pavé version, a lacquer and gold version, a yellow gold version – a star of the original collection – and a two-tone model, with prices ranging from $4,000 to $140,000.