Cartier’s Maillon de Cartier is first and foremost a statement of style. The chain-link bracelet remains a composed centerpiece, one that plays on classic codes, whilst reinventing today’s attitudes. The Maillon de Cartier watch is firstly a jewel designed by the French Maison’s watchmaking studios.
We wanted to deconstruct the bracelet and transcend its design through a volume approach. Emotion is in the movement and tension.
Marie-Laure Cérède, Cartier Timepieces Creation Director
A precious watch that resides in the creative watchmaking repertoire of the Maison. A bracelet whose chain-links are offset and aligned on the bias by Cartier. Well-rounded and opulent, they move in time with the ultra-feminine elegance of the Maillon de Cartier watch.
It all lies in the twist in the torsion emphasizing the perspective within which the watch dial blends. This interpretation allows the case and links to entwine themselves in one graphic motion. Rectangular links, a hexagonal dial, bevelled brancards: the design of the Maillon de Cartier watch incites Cartier’s rhythmic geometry. An ambition to structure the watch, from the form of its links to its faceted case, radicalizes the spirit of the watch. Its volume is tangible, angular and dense.
Apart from the classic in 18k yellow gold, the Maillon de Cartier watch also comes in a glamorous bejewelled options of 18k pink gold and 18k white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds (crown and bevel; case and bracelet; case, dial and bracelet).
And for collectors, a precious limited and numbered edition will be launched: 50 pieces of a luxe 18k yellow gold rendition with case and bracelet set with 580 brilliant-cut diamonds (9.33 cts), complete with a contrasting black lacquer dial.
The Cartier Maillon de Cartier is available at Cartier Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and precious world of Cartier.