Founded in 1847, Cartier is famed for creating outstanding pieces that get better over time. The French maison is now elevating its portfolio through the distinct Juste un Clou, Clash de Cartier, and Maillon de Cartier watch collections, offering statement classics to complement any style.
The Juste un Clou series sees a simple nail structure, reimagined by Cartier in pieces of enigmatic jewelry: necklaces, oversized bracelets, rings, and earrings. The collection stems from the first nail bracelet, a stunning piece of hardware, created by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier New York in the 1970s. The dazzling torque necklace, available in white, pink, or yellow gold, takes the form of the twisted nail, sitting close to the neck and pavéd with diamonds that radiate the bold attitude of the female spirit.
Shaking up the brand’s original aesthetic is the Clash de Cartier collection. The wearable pieces are formed from the singular, ribbed mesh style that heads up the maison’s new jewelry signature, yet still includes the traditional studs, beads, and clous carrés that are recognized in a Cartier piece. Made with sharp yet feminine geometric shapes, the whimsical collection sees necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings that have been created to allow for freedom of movement, offering comfort mixed with the highest level of craftsmanship.
Perhaps the centerpiece of the Cartier collections is the Maillon de Cartier watch series. Playing on the classic house codes, the stunning timepiece sits on a chain-link bracelet that represents the ultra-feminine elegance of the Cartier woman. Available in white, pink, and yellow gold, and set with exceptional stones, the bracelet is formed by rectangular links centered with a hexagonal watch face. “We wanted to deconstruct the bracelet and transcend its design through a volume approach. Emotion is in the movement and tension,” says Marie-Laure Cérède, Director of Design for Watchmaking.
Model: Reem Alsanea
Photographer: David Wang
Style: Celia-Jane Ukwenya
Hair and makeup: Michel Kiwarkis at MMG Artists
Creative direction and production: Camilla Fitz-Patrick
Video directing and editing: Photo Boutique
DOP: Kariim Fouad
Coloring: M Sami Nassar, Vivid Studios Cairo
Musical instrument supplier: MEI and Melody House