Cartier Cle de Cartier
Clé de Cartier, key to the world
The round and oval did forever dominate the overall picture of our planet: the earth roundly as a globe revolving round the sun in an everlasting ellipse is only one example. And there could not be any better for French watch makers of Cartier to model their collections on. Within the course of evolution and in a process of multiple million years of time shapes of round and oval have been taken to perfection. Presently watch makers are ambitioned to take up the ageless appeal in presenting the round and oval in most harmonious coherence. In doing so latest creations of Cartier were not to result in a reduction but re-coordination of proportions which would literally ‘round off’ the company’s long-established renown and reputation.
Cartier´s pride of creation
Without doubt the remake of the winding crown of the Clé de Cartier not only constitutes refined and reflected design but also comes a lot closer to the original idea of coherence. As much as the modern effect of the element adds to the oval shape of the case it puts emphasis on the key set with a sapphire and signature Roman numerals which are kept within the same color range. Right above the Clé which is French for ‘key’ we may find the likewise remade movement of the automatic watch. Initially manufactured in 1847 in Switzerland the movement referred to as Caliber 1847MC is reminiscent of the company’s founding fathers which were to begin business in the selfsame year.