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 day this very special exhibition, held at the Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris at the Fort Canning Arts Centre (5 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179620) is open to the public from 10am to 6pm.
The exhibition is special for a few reasons. Firstly, Étourdissant Cartier is the brand’s way of commemorating the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence.
Secondly, this exhibition marks a first for Cartier for revealing a full contemporary collection of high jewellery to the public with more than 60 pieces making their world debut in Singapore.
Thirdly, well, where else can you find such a collection of fine jewellery pieces located in one place? And gentlemen, do note, your partner may very well be more forgiving for past and future misdeeds if you bring her to view this spectacular exhibition that ranks highly in terms of international standards. Of course, the chances of being fully forgiven will be even higher if you subsequently decide to make a purchase decision that is a gift for her.
The French word étourdissant could mean “dazzling”, “astonishing”, “splendid” or even “stunning”. Regardless, the French word refers to Cartier’s high jewellery collection. Among the highlights will be its Étourdissant necklace featuring a 34.96-carat diamond that is perfectly colourless and internally flawless and the Diamas bracelet.
Fans of the art deco period will not be disappointed as there are many pieces inspired by jewellery styles and designs during this era.
While the ladies will be “stunned” by the jewellery pieces, we have to add that the gentlemen have not been forgotten. Do look out for the high watchmaking pieces and an amazing objet d’art – the magnetic clock that holds water and tells the time. Yes it is filled with water and even more “astonishing” is the fact that is is based on an eight-day manual-winding movement.
One rare timepiece that could well be a one-of-a-kind is the Rotonde de Cartier Tourbillon 10-day power reserve watch in platinum. It houses the Calibre 9435 MC manual-winding movement featuring the tourbillon with 10 days of power reserve. From what we understand, it comes with a price tag of around SGD1 million.
This exhibition is highly recommended and such an opportunity should not be missed.