One factor is very important to notice with Cartier; unlike most brands, they had a strong focus on shaped watches. Many manufacturers attempted to do this — especially in the 1920s and 1930s, in which Art-Deco also influenced watchmaking and where we have seen many timepieces with rectangular or cushion-shaped watches — but few produces attained to keep this attribute as a hallmark. In fact, when you look at the actual collections of brands that are older, there are primarily round watches, if we discuss apparel or sports watches. On the flip side, Cartier’s icons are all shaped-watches and recent inventions follow exactly the same concept.Of program, the curved shape is somehow natural, as a watch normally have hands attached to a central axis and rotating on a dial. However, Cartier’s strongest timepieces all share this idea of being separate from the norm of this round timepiece. Take for example the Tank and its rectangular case. You’ll also find the Tortue or the Roadster, with their barrel shaped cases. Recently, the brand introduced a few more consensual watches, such as for instance that the Ballon Bleu. But then again, its not only a round case. Same could be said for the Clé. Shapes are always part of the style of a Cartier, with several distinct inspirations and style. But a Cartier Pasha Watch 42mm Replica is identifiable as so and the elegance of their watches is incontrovertible.
Starting this upcoming Monday, January 16th, and running through Friday, January 20th, is the always anticipated, annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. The exhibition will feature displays from some of the largest watch brands as well as a stable of independent brands who are newly invited for 2017. This year also features a first for SIHH – a day open to the public on the final day, January 20th. The aBlogtoWatch team will be ready and present with the most comprehensive reporting of the event, and we will be bringing you our hands-on coverage of the latest novelties to debut at SIHH 2017. And if that didn’t already excite you, get ready to take an even closer behind the scenes look when we host our own aBlogtoWatch day on Thursday, January 19th at the show.
Seventeen exhibitors can be seen: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels. This year marks the second of the Carré des Horlogers, now grown to thirteen independent brands: Christophe Claret, Grönefeld, H. Moser & Cie., Hautlence, HYT, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, Manufacture Contemporaine Du Temps, Ressence, Romain Jerome, Speake-Marin, Urwerk, and Voutilainen.
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