Cartier Libre series is dedicated to reshaping the classic ladies jewelry watches. In January this year, Cartier released five Libre watches, including CrashRadieuse, while next year’s Libre series will consist of four watches.
The first was TankChinoiseRed, which was based on a 1921 tank watch and inspired from Chinese architecture. The original square structure was stretched and narrowed. The 18K white gold case is set with two parallel ruby bands, with a black lacquered dial and built-in quartz movement. The production limit is 100 pieces.
The second Diagonale is a modern creation. On the white gold case, the black and red enamels contrast with the diamonds. This watch is also equipped with a quartz movement, limited to 50 pieces.
The last two are a pair of medium-sized Baignoire Allongée watches. The Baignoire Allongée Celadon watch uses a white gold case with diamonds, emeralds, and Paraiba tourmaline; the Baignoire Allongée Black uses an 18K yellow gold case with diamonds, black spinel and yellow sapphire. Both watches feature diamond-paved dials and Cartier-made 1917MC hand-wound movements, each limited to 50 pieces. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)