Sunday, October 10, 2010

The 2010 Cartier Exhibit

Posted by Kero at Sunday, October 10, 2010
We attended on Sunday the media launching of 2010 Cartier Exhibit at The Dubai Mall. Dubbed as "Art Of Fine Watchmaking," Cartier brought to their boutique around 17 historical pieces which included pocket watches, mystery clocks and their cult designs Santos Wristwatch and Tank Watch.

These outstanding exhibit shows the history and tradition of the luxury brand. I share with you some of my photos from the event.

In 1853, the first watches appeared in the Cartier Archives, which included fob and pocket watches. This single push-piece chronograph pocket watch was created in 1927.

An exceptional legacy, the Mystery Clocks were introduced in 1912. They suspend unreal, precious time by means of an invisible, secret mechanism. Shown above is the Single Axle Mystery Clock made in 1921. The illusion is complete, allowing the hands to float, as if weightless, in a prism of crystal.

Pocket watches with transparent back. Made in  1921 and 1929

In 1904, Louis Cartier designed one of the first modern watch-bracelets for the Brazilian Aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont who was keen to be able to tell time without letting go of the controls of his machine.

Pasha De Cartier was designed in 1943

Double Time Zone Mystery Travel Clock designed in 1997 for the firm's 150th anniversary.

Cartier Boutique at The Dubai Mall is the biggest in the Middle East.
The exhibit runs from September 30 to October 12, 2010.

I will be sharing the other pieces next week so watch out for this space.

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Ebie on October 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM said...

These are beautiful time pieces. Just a dream to own one of them.

sheng on October 10, 2010 at 11:08 PM said...

very informative...thanks for sharing Mommy Kero..

Aimee on October 11, 2010 at 1:20 AM said...

lovely watches...did they give out samples? :D

have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Halatang maraming billionaire ang nag sha shopping sa Dubai Mall kasi lagi silang may exhibit ng mga fancy items.
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Greyscale Territory on October 11, 2010 at 11:43 AM said...

A stunning exhibit of stylish time pieces! Great shots!

HOOTIN' ANNI on October 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM said...

And they all ARE very artful!!

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chubskulit on October 11, 2010 at 5:51 PM said...

So pretty!

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witsandnuts on October 11, 2010 at 8:50 PM said...

Interesting. Incidentally, I am fascinated by watches. But I still think it is a social sin to buy ubberly expensive watches. LOL. But gifts are welcome. Hahaha.

Clarissa on October 12, 2010 at 8:32 AM said...

Ohh-la-la!!Naglalaway sa mga mamahaling Cartier--hanggang tingin na lang ako dyan,Mommy Kero^_^

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Sassy Mom on October 18, 2010 at 2:20 AM said...

Those are really interesting time pieces. Thanks for sharing this info.

 

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