Hands on with the Ballon Bleu Chronograph

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As reviewed in a previous article, the Ballon Bleu was a valuable addition to the Cartier collection, an even their heritage. Yet amongst the collection, and I’m not counting the highly complicated Ballon Bleu’s from the Fine Watchmaking Collection, the … Continue reading

Driver de Cartier

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Modern society with the progress of industrialization has brought increased leisure time for the layman, which time has notably been invested into sports. Interestingly enough, that’s the very same industrialization which rendered possible for most men the transition from the … Continue reading

Personal Passion; Louis Cartier Tank

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Some people presume that we at Troisanneaux are in the fortunate position that we own all the Cartier’s that feature in our articles. Regretfully I have to inform you that this is not the case. The vast majority of the … Continue reading

Cartier and Casual Diamonds….for Men

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In most markets, even today, men feel often somewhat uncomfortable for selecting a watch that contains diamonds. Many like them, many want them, but more often then not they are afraid that it sends out the wrong signal. Even when … Continue reading

Ballon Bleu in Retrospect

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Even when your name is Cartier that doesn’t automatically mean that every new watch model you introduce is going to be a stunning success. Actually, it might just be the opposite. Because you are Cartier, people have high expectations of … Continue reading

Asia Wake Up! – Cartier Time Art Landed In ‘Shanghai Power Station of Art’ – July 19th – Oct. 12th 2014

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Cartier Time Art, the travelling exhibition of Cartier times pieces, is back and this time in Shanghai. The exhibition started on a smaller scale in Zurich, moved that same year to Singapore, where a huge collection was presented and now … Continue reading

Louis Cartier Tank Squelette – Opening up a Legend

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This article comes with a serious disclaimer; despite having many favorites amongst Cartier’s past and present collections, I have a special soft spot for the Louis Cartier Tank. The purity and power of it’s rectangular design are for me the … Continue reading

Watch with a Roar – Rotonde Tiger Tourbillon Mysterieuse

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Topping a watch like the Rotonde Tourbillon Myserieuse is almost a mission impossible that, should one choose to accept it, would be a daunting task to say the least. Yet Cartier themselves thought that there was room to take the … Continue reading

Still Wearing Your Daughters Bracelets? – Part Two

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Part of the success of Cartier’s bracelets comes from the fact that they fit tightly around the wrist, which gives a masculine look. This means that they can not be removed by just slipping your hand out of the bracelet. All three … Continue reading