Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020: The Maillon de Cartier watch is first and foremost a style. Not too much, not too little, just the perfect centrepiece of a poised wardrobe that plays on the classic codes of the chain-link bracelet whilst reinventing today’s attitudes.
The Maillon de Cartier watch is firstly a gold jewel, but one designed by the Cartier watchmaking studios. A precious watch that resides in the creative watchmaking repertoire of the Maison.
A bracelet whose chain-links are offset and aligned on the bias by Cartier. Well-rounded and opulent, they move in time with the ultra-feminine elegance of the Maillon de Cartier watch.
It all lies in the twist of the lines, this torsion given to the perspective with which the watch’s dial blends. This perspective allows the case and links to entwine themselves in one graphic motion.
Rectangular links, a hexagonal dial, bevelled brancards: the design of the Maillon de Cartier watch invites Cartier’s geometry into its rhythm.
An ambition to structure the watch, from the form of its links to its faceted case, which radicalises the spirit of the watch.
Its volume is tangible, angular and delicately confrontational.
A precious collection, the Maillon de Cartier watch unites exceptional jewellery pieces with stones that enhance the design. The dials are inlaid to echo the sequencing of the stones set on the links. The choice of shaded stones in the blue lacquer and tsavorites version adds to the kinetic relief of the watch.
“We wanted to deconstruct the bracelet and transcend its design through a volume approach. Emotion is in the movement and tension.”
Marie-Laure Cérède, Director of Design for Watchmaking