At the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Exhibition 2018, Cartier continued the aesthetic style of fine watchmaking, highlighting the combination of excellence and breakthrough innovation. Among the many new products, Cartier’s Crash Radieuse watch is naturally indispensable, breaking the creative limit and re-interpreting the Crash watch design. The inherited ‘squashed’ shape gives a strong and unique twist. Let’s take a look at the real thing together:
This watch was inspired by a watch that was squeezed and deformed in a car accident. When the customer returned it for repair, Jean-Jacques Cartier, the head of Cartier London at the time, was deeply deformed by the deformed case Attracted, copied it, which gave birth to the Crash watch.
Crash watches are full of shakes and breaks from the conventional, introducing humorous elements and noble elegance to the meticulous and precise watchmaking field. Over time, because of its extremely limited circulation, this watch has become one of the most collectible watch models. Especially the asymmetrical dial design gives the wearer a twisted sense of imbalance and infinite association. This year, the brand once again used this ‘accidental’ masterpiece as the source of creation and launched the Cartier Crash Radieuse watch.
The 18K yellow gold case adds texture and decoration after distortion, making the distortion more intense and artistic. The crown of the same material, set with a cone-shaped gemstone, is shining and eye-catching.
On closer inspection, the white dial is also dimly set with distorted gray hour markers for easy viewing. Transform the Roman numerals indefinitely, depicting sparkling ripples in the center of the dial. The Crash watch, which is full of elegance, shows a distinctive charm with a more outstanding style. The watch that was squeezed and deformed in a car accident was inspired by the creation. After sublimation, it showed elegance and grace, and was full of confidence.
The blue hour and minute hands in the center of the blue steel sword heart are eye-catching and intuitive, echoing the gray Roman time scales around, and the time indication is clear at a glance.
The dense bottom 18K gold back cover is secured by four screws, which is full of security. Equipped with Cartier 8970 MC workshop refined manual winding mechanical movement to ensure accurate travel time.
Black leather strap with 18K gold folding buckle for easy wearing and comfortable texture. This watch is limited to 50 pieces.
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