Ten days before the opening of the next edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva (SIHH), Cartier, the “jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers”, reveals an hypnotic diamond-set timepiece : the well-named Hypnose watch. Vertiginous wedding of white gold, diamonds and black lacquer, this creation seems to whirl Cartier timekeeping into a never-ending spiral.
A jewellery watch of hypnotic fascination, its aesthetic appeal lies in the form and power of illusion inspired in its lines. In one stylish yet disciplined stroke, Cartier has created a major new watchmaking classic in the Hypnose timepiece.
The elegance of its oval form, edged with diamonds, is feminine, subtle and definitively Cartier with an essential brilliance. Graphic ellipses of pure, jewel-like white are accentuated by the luminosity of pavé-set diamonds to create a watch that falls halfway between sophisticated evening attire and exquisite day wear.
Movement, perspective, optical illusions… All these and more are encapsulated by the virtuosity of savoir-faire in the black lacquer filling the hollows together with the diamonds illuminating the hours from one oval form to the next.