Cle de Cartier watches were inspired by the perfect circle. Their case designs take on a beautifully smooth “C” shape, which was the initial launch platform for a new in-house developed movement – the Cartier Calibre 1847. “Cle” in French means “Key”. In this case it refers to the self winding key movement fitted to this line of Cartier watches – a feature which makes them entirely unique on the market. Whilst the new feature brings intrigue and endless delight to dedicated Cartier enthusiasts, it is not so unusual that it causes an obstruction or an inconvenience when admiring the rest of the watch design.
Cle de Cartier watches are serious collectable treasures for the dedicated Cartier watch lover. The interesting self-winding key and desirable rounded case design make it the perfect final piece to add to the drawer or box of a Cartier watch devotee, who has already dabbled in every innovation that head designer, Carole Forestier-Kasapi and her team at La Chaux-de-Fonds have produced over the years. The Cle de Cartier watch is reliable, playful and modest.
Cle de Cartier watches are also elegant-feeling timepieces. When fashioned on their robust, yet tastefully finished stainless steel and 18k rose gold bi-colour bracelets, the 1970’s-inspired watches echoes a period of time in the brand’s history where quality and name meant everything to a serious high end watch wearer. Cle de Cartier watches are also distinguishable for their gentle curves and the rounded angles of their lugs. The entire wristwatch feels smooth and graceful to the touch. Cherished by gentlemen and ladies alike, these Cartier watches finish a professional office suit or special evening attire effortlessly. Likewise the design of the Cle de Cartier watch is versatile enough to be worn as an everyday timepiece, and teams well with smart casual attire just as effectively.
Cle de Cartier watches feature the same traditional Roman numeral hour indexes that are seen throughout the entire Cartier universe. We feel the design choice maintains a sense of consistency throughout their innovations, many of which go hand-in-hand with clean, legible dials. Cartier watches from the Cle de Cartier collection vary from the familiar silver flinque dials with brushed sunray effect and smooth polished bezels, to diamond encrusted 18k rose gold bezels and lustrous diamond dot hour markers carved from sparkling brilliant cut diamonds.
Our sensational range of Cle de Cartier watches at Berry’s, showcase some of the finest within the collection, including those finished on a breathtaking Bordeaux alligator strap with elegant 18k rose gold double adjustable folding buckle. Whilst browsing our collection, you will note that Cle de Cartier watches are equipped with a subtle date aperture which can be referenced at the 6 o’clock location, often dressed against a clear background for optimum readability.
The unique self winding key design of Cle de Cartier watch takes a slightly oblong shape and is effortless to alter the time with. Simply rotate the crown to the vertical position, pull it out, and rotate the crown freely to adjust and set the time. Finished with harmonious accents and elegant casework, the Cle de Cartier watch collection is by far one of the most sophisticated high-end luxury watches that a serious watch collector could ever wish to find.