Drive de Cartier: Hand signals

Is the wristwatch one has on the wrist a form of communication? That may well be the case given for example, that an expensive wristwatch is generally viewed as a status symbol. There are those who also wear certain wristwatches as an expression of themselves and of course, those who sport them more for their time-telling functionality. As Hollywood actress … More

Orchid Granulation and engraved mother-of-pearl motif on the Ballon Bleu de Cartier 42mm watch: Gifts from the ancients

How many orchid species are there in the world? Well, according to a report on, orchid expert Tom Mirenda was quoted as saying that the Orchidaceae family has more than 25,000 flower species and more are being discovered every day. Such numbers of orchid species are five times that of the mammal species, as we came to realize from … More

Clé de Cartier: Cle-arly Defined

There is no doubting that Cartier’s timepieces have a strong identity. While many can strongly associate the brand with its dial designs featuring Roman numerals, the sole use of this numeric system for the brand’s identity simply isn’t the case, literally. The watchcase is another key factor that has clearly defined Cartier’s timepieces. The brand has a legacy and well-known … More

Étourdissant Cartier: In Superior Stunning Form

Do you appreciate high jewellery, especially that from the art deco era? Well, if you happen to be in Southeast Asia, Singapore in particular on Saturday, 31 October 2015, then do make it a point to visit Étourdissant Cartier, an exhibition which features more than 600 pieces of high jewellery, haute horlogerie and precious objets d’art. This is the only … More

Cartier Shape Your Time: Calibre de Cartier Diver

If you do not already own one, can you recall the most recent encounter with a Cartier wristwatch on a friend or family member? Given the brand’s widespread popularity, it would have been very recent. Now, what collection was it from? Was it the Tank, the Santos or Ballon Bleu de Cartier? It would most certainly be quite easy to … More

Cartier’s Winter Tale

When the subject of the Winter’s Tale was brought up in recent times, what came to mind was the play by William Shakespeare (1564 to 1616). Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale, first published in 1623, is “unshakeable” thanks to the unforgettable lectures from great literature teachers during my schooling days. Cartier’s animated Winter Tale is different in the sense that it reminds … More

Cartier Tank MC – Complementing the “Look for a Star”: Andy Lau 刘德华

What accessories complement the look for a superstar like Andy Lau? Well, among other things, the Cartier Tank MC wristwatch is one such accessory and this was revealed at the recently-concluded Watches&Wonders exhibition which ran from 25 to 28 September 2013. [Watches&Wonders was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Read the article about the exhibition on … More