Cartier Panthères et Colibri

Cartier Panthères et Colibri

On demand power reserve
Calibre 9915 MC

January 9th, 2016
At Cartier the panther is omnipresent, whether in physical form or in spirit. Figurative or abstract, it injects its femininity into the creations on which it confers its refined silhouette. On the dial of the Panthères et colibri watch, a panther lies resting with a hummingbird depicted alongside.

The spectacle is truly charming... until the winding-crown is pressed and a baby panther escapes its mother’s paws to chase after the golden-winged bird! The mechanism thus activated is in fact that of the power reserve. In this new calibre 9915 MC movement, the time remaining until the watch needs rewinding is indicated by the breadth of the bird’s flight.

The aesthetic is exquisite and the decoration refined: the black diamond-studded background of the dial features a filigree of wild plants. The fully gem-set bezel adds a contrasting halo of light. The profile of the feline stands out by its volume, with its diamond-set coat and black lacquer spots.

This is where all Cartier’s talent is revealed, in its ability to transpose a watch complication to the register of an imaginary, feminine universe so as all the better to convey this tender scene between a mother and her cub.