The world of Cartier is not only a magical, if not slightly mystical, one but is deeply routed in revolutionary and innovative design. The Maison Cartier that we know today was the achievement of three brothers, who built an empire and divided it among themselves between Paris, New York and London. From tomorrow, Saturday 25th November until Wednesday 19th November, Harrods is celebrating the masculine elegance of the most iconic Cartier creations. From the very beginning, Cartier has played host as the Jeweller to Kings but just as far back one can trace the Maison’s foresight to create a men’s universe of style – from watches and accessories, to leather goods.
The a fore mentioned trio are the grandsons of Louis-Francois who founded the Maison in 1847 and it is some of their visions that are being celebrated as well as including the Calibre de Cartier Diver, the Fine Watchmaking Collection and the new Cartier concept watches. On view shall also be the newly released short film Shape Your Time, directed by Bruno Aveillan, who in 2012 created the masterpiece L’Odyssée de Cartier. Additionally, there will be around 100 other watches, including two vintage pieces including a Normal Tank from 1923, some spectacular clocks and archive material. There is also, wait for it…the chance to purchase the above Louis Cartier 24hr Bag in ostrich and calf skin which will retail for £9,600 that is exclusive to Harrods. This is celebration not to be missed.