A watch that is also a beautiful piece of jewelry, Panthère de Cartier is one of the most distinctive Cartier designs. Created in the 80s and more contemporary than ever, it is a true style icon for women who never go unnoticed. Created in 1983, the Panthère de Cartier watch has played an integral role within the history of the Maison's watchmaking, becoming one of the most popular and emblematic pieces of the late 20th century. A tribute to the unrivaled attitude of the panther, this unique timepiece features an extra-supple bracelet that coils around the wrist, honing the movement of the animal with feline femininity. Distinguished by its articulated bracelet, square case with rounded corners, and Roman numerals, the Panthère de Cartier watch is a true 1980's icon. An emblem of a bold era that feels ever-relevant today.
Panthère de Cartier watch, small model, quartz movement. Case in steel, dimensions: 22 mm x 30 mm, thickness: 6 mm, crown set with a synthetic blue spinel, silvered dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, steel bracelet. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 meters).
Founded in 1847 in Paris, Cartier stands as one of the world’s most esteemed and respectful Maisons in the luxury goods industry. Today, the Maison is renowned worldwide for its timeless luxury pieces—symbols of craftsmanship and elegance, quality and excellence.
The exclusive French jeweler and watch company Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 and gained international renown in 1904 with the ‘Santos de Cartier’, a wristwatch created for the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont. A further milestone in the history of modern watchmaking was the introduction of the Tank watch in 1917, which was inspired by British First World War tanks. With their Paris boutique established in the Rue de la Paix, Cartier soon opened further branches in London, New York and St. Petersburg to cater to the demand of a growing international clientele. Cultivating ties to important members of the aristocracy, Cartier became the supplier to the most notable royal dynasties of the 20th century. Since the beginning, the Maison created innovative pieces of jewelry, inspired by the flora and fauna, often characterized by innovative shapes and extravagant color combination as seen in their ‘Tutti Frutti’ signature style. In addition to exquisite floral motifs, Cartier has conceived a fanciful menagerie, including exotic birds caught in full flight, sacred creatures from ancient Egypt, wondrous chimeras and fierce felines. The typical Panthère motif was first introduced in 1914 with a women's watch, in 1935 with a ring for the Duchess of Windsor and was later transformed into the famous jewelry series ‘Panthère de Cartier’. The theme was significantly developed by Jeanne Toussaint, nicknamed ‘La Panthère’, who was the creative director of Fine Jewelry from 1933, and as a metaphor of femininity the panther remains an icon of the House of Cartier. In addition to jewelry and watches, Cartier offers a wide range of various leather goods, perfumes, pens, lighters, sunglasses and all sorts of accessories. To this day creations by Cartier are must-haves in the international luxury segment.