Cartier revives the ancient art of filigree with its new timepiece
The Ronde Louis Cartier Filigree
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.