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 recall for the case shapes of these Cartier watches are unique to the brand and are iconic, even for the young Ballon Bleu de Cartier, a line that was launched in 2007.
What’s more, did you know that the Santos watch is older than the Tank and is more than a century old?
Or that the very first Tank watch is said to have been given to General John Pershing who was the commanding officer of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe in 1918?
Now if you are in Singapore during the weekend of 24 and 25 May, then perhaps it will be good chance to be better acquainted with the history of these iconic collections by visiting the Cartier Shape Your Time exhibition being held at Ngee Ann City.
The two-day exhibition is open to the public and is being held at the Civic Plaza in Ngee Ann City (10am to 8pm).
Singapore is the first stop for this exhibition which will not only showcase the iconic Santos de Cartier, Tank and Ballon Bleu de Cartier watches but also the newest family member, the Calibre de Cartier Diver.
The main attraction of the exhibition will be the Calibre de Cartier Diver. This watch is what we would describe as a highly-refined and robust sports watch worthy of serious consideration.
The Calibre de Cartier satisfies the requirements for ISO 6425 diver’s watch standards and is water-resistant to 300 metres.
The pink gold version is priced at SGD37,200 including tax (around US$29,700) while the steel model is priced at SGD10,900.
A visit to the exhibition over the 24-25 May weekend will allow those interested to discover more.