Les Indomptables de Cartier Frog watch: Not a watch?

The Heures Fabuleuses de Cartier jewellery watch collection comprises 41 pieces described by the brand as “a spirited bestiary” with “secrets and tricks”. One fine example being the Indomptables de Cartier Frog watch (the indomitable frog watch) we had mentioned earlier in the article “Tiancheng International and the seeds of love”. Now what are its secret and tricks? Well, Les … More

Tiancheng International and the Seeds of Love

When it comes to art, the depiction of flowers in bloom is a favourite recurring theme. For instance, flower power was evident when art auction house Tiancheng International held their “Spring Fine Chinese Paintings” and “Modern and Contemporary Art” sale which was held in April 2013. The paintings of flowers by two Chinese artists, Lin Fengmian (1900 to 1991) and … More

SPOT ON: The power of the colour orange

So how was the recently concluded annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) held in Geneva at the end of January 2013? From what we observed during the watch fair, artistic pieces stood out even more for us this year. Interestingly, one colour also caught our attention – orange. Coincidentally, we spotted a butterfly with an orange spot on … More

Cartier highly popular as a jewellery and watch brand in China

Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Hermès and Chanel are among the top five brands favoured by wealthy Chinese to buy as gifts for friends and business contacts, based on Hurun Research Institute’s “Top Ten Gifts for the Chinese Luxury Consumer 2012”. Interestingly, local alcoholic beverage brand Moutai is also among the top five. In the Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey 2013 by Hurun … More