Cartier Tank Francaise 18kt White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch WE1002S3: Cartier: Watches
Xezo Womens Architect Swiss Made Limited Edition Tank Watch. Curved Sapphire Crystal Glass. 50 meters WR. No Two Watches Are Alike. Natural Mother of Pearl. Surgical Grade Stainless Steel Case. Art-Deco Vintage Style. For a Limited Time only
This individually numbered timepiece from Xezo’s Limited-Edition collection was inspired by architecture of ancient Acropolis in Greece and Art Deco influences. The design idea came from observations of the ruins of Erechtheum Temple (on the Acropolis in Greece) finished by 405 B.C.
Its unique plan features three facades at different levels, and is famous for complex, exquisite details;
most notably the loveliest Ionic capitals ancient Greece ever produced.
This timepiece from the latest “Architect 2001” collection mirrors the temple’s classical beauty in many crucial ways.
Each of the reverse columns on both sides of the case signifies one of the shrine’s façades.
And the seven rectangular see-troughs–found on the top and bottom of the timepiece–resemble the moldings of the temple’s porch
supported by ethereal sculpted figures.
The master case is machined from a single block of 316L surgical grade stainless steel.
The tank case is topped with scratch proof curved sapphire crystal glass and is water-resistant to 165 ft.
The dial features natural white Mother-of-Pearl adorned with colored Austrian crystals.
The case houses premium quality Swiss-made ETA quartz movement.
ETA quartz movements are well known for their precision and durability.
For example, movements based on ETA calibers are used in selective lines of Omega, Oris, Baume et Mercier, Hamilton, Tissot, Eterna, Mido, Glycine, Ulysse Nardin, TAG Heuer, tiffany & co, Frederique Constant, Movado, dunhill, Rado, Raymond Weil, Ebel, Cartier, Revue Thommen, Longines,
Chopard, Charriol, Lacoste, Piaget, Coach,
TechnoMarine, Bulova, Invicta, Chanel, Michele, Guess, Gucci, Concord, Van Cleef & Arpels, Invicta, Accutron, Montblanc, Christian dior, Minerva, Diesel, Festina, Hermes, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Maurice lacroix, Fendi, Wenger watches.
- Curved case and curved Scratchproof Sapphire Crystal Glass
- Water-Resistant 165 FT/50 Meters. The natural white mother-of-pearl range from gray to blue with red, green or turqouise overtones
- Adjustable leather band from small to X-large—fits 9 inches wrist
- Individually numbered. Limited edition of 500 pieces
- Precision Swiss-Made ETA movement with very long battery life
This sumptuous collector’s volume showcases, at actual size, over 600 objects and drawings from Cartier’s vast archives-many for the first time. The text recounts how this collection of over 1,200 items, dating from the 1860s to the present, was formed; explains the antique jewelry market; and imparts the artistic genius that places Cartier among the world’s premier jewelers. Devoted to fine jewelry, this book presents pieces that were designed for the Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, and Barbara Hutton alongside the Maharadjah of Patiala’s recently restored necklace that once contained the famous De Beers diamond. Fascinating stories and complete technical details present Cartier’s most artful creations, from glittering tiaras to pieces from the famous “bestiary” of panthers, dragons, chimera, birds, and crocodiles, as well as rare brooches, necklaces, and bracelets.
With its lavish slipcase, over a dozen gatefolds, extensive documentation, illustrated chronology, and index, this book is a must for specialists in the decorative arts and jewelry, and a publishing event for the quality of its design and reproductions.
This handsome monograph charts the evolution of one of the most coveted items of modern style, showcasing the extraordinary craftsmanship of the House of Cartier. The Tank Watch, designed by Louis Cartier in 1917, is an icon of modern timepiece design. One of the world’s first square wristwatches, its functionality is rivaled only by its elegance; it represents a perfect combination of fine watchmaking and the jeweler’s art. The Tank has been creatively reinterpreted by Cartier in many models—from the Chinese Tank to the Crash Watch to the recent Tank Anglaise—while always remaining faithful to Louis Cartier’s original concept.Through designs from Cartier’s rich archives, historical models, and photographs of famous clients from Clark Gable to Andy Warhol, this volume celebrates one of Cartier’s greatest masterpieces.
As opulent as the treasures it
celebrates, this lavish volume
presents Cartier s timeless designs
worn by some of the twentieth
century s most legendary figures. It s been one hundred years since the House of Cartier opened
its doors on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Since then the luxury
jeweler has been creating exquisite brooches, bracelets, tiaras,
timepieces, and other items including scent bottles, so-called
mystery clocks, and handbags many of them specially
commissioned by their illustrious patrons.
Readers will see up close Gloria Swanson’s bracelets from
Sunset Boulevard, Douglas Fairbanks s elegant watch, the
Duchess of Windsor s panther brooch, and Grace Kelly s 10.47-
carat diamond engagement ring, as well as items owned by
Marion Davies, Vivien Leigh, Barbara Hutton, and Elizabeth
Taylor. Author Martin Chapman offers an in-depth exploration
of how Cartier conquered America, from its European birth in
1847 to its arrival on the other side of the Atlantic, and from its
whimsical Art Deco creations to the red carpet prominence
that linked the name Cartier with fame, wealth, and exclusivity.
In addition to stunning color images of each object, the book
features photographs of stars and heiresses wearing their
Cartier jewelry. A beautiful volume for fashion aficionados, this
trove of jewelry is a tribute to Cartier s ingenuity and