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Cartier revives the ancient art of filigree with its new timepiece

Cartier revives the ancient art of filigree with its new timepiece

The Ronde Louis Cartier Filigree


A work of art and gold lace, the French jewellery house unveils a new wave of filigree art with its latest watch that reinvents the famous centuries-old technique

Known as an age-old technique of goldsmithing that uses gold or silver threads soldered together in order to create a lace-like effect, filigree first appeared in Egypt in earliest antiquity. Cartier is now bringing back the ancient art with its Ronde Louis Cartier Filigree watch, a testament to the brand's mission to remember forgotten crafts and handiwork.

The decedent lacework watch is made in a 42 mm yellow gold case, with a dial that features the famed Cartier panther motif made by 22 karat yellow gold and 950 platinum threads.

The two panthers look at each other with emerald-set eyes against a background of a starry sky, amongst a glistening middle pave set with diamonds. The blue alligator leather strap with 18 karat gold folding clasp also adds to the true beauty and craftsmanship of the timepiece – which is limited edition of 20 numbered pieces.

RONDE LOUIS CARTIER FILIGREE WATCH

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