CARTIER CRASH LIMITED EDITION 2013
Cartier offers four new limited edition versions of the historical Crash model.
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CARTIER -CRASH LIMITED EDITION 2013
Cartier Crash watch appeared for the first time in 1967.
The Crash watch is inspired by Dali’s melting watches or "the camembert of time".
The real story: a Vice president of the Cartier London had a serious car accident.
As a fire occurred after the crash, his watch was caught up in the flames and it literally melted on his wrist.
It was an oval Cartier Bagnoire Alongee that then took the shape of Dali’s surrealistic limp dial. Jean-Jacques Cartier, then the head of Cartier London, found the shape of a watch to be original and inspiring, so he decided to reproduce it.
Cartier Crash was re-issued in 1991 as a limited edition of 300 exemplars.
In 1993, a special platinum version was unveiled at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva, and Cartier has later started with production of Crash diamond dress watch for ladies.
The value of this model has been constantly on the rise, ever since 1960’s.
The four new models are for the first time adorned with a sophisticated diamond bracelet in white or pink gold.
The design of the bracelet is quite unique, as it looks like it is woven from shiny white dew drops.
The new Cartier Crash Limited Edition for ladies is available in pink gold and in white gold.
In reference to the year of its creation, the model is crafted in 267 exemplars with gold bracelets and 67 pieces with gem-set bracelets.
The watches are individually numbered and available only in select Cartier boutiques.
Cartier Crash Limited Edition features 38.45 mm x 25.5 mm in diameter, it has a solid case-back and a vintage mineral-crystal above the dial.
The watches are powered by manually movement, built on 18 jewels.
Simpler version is graced with 150 brilliant-cut diamonds for approximately 2.15 carats, while the all-diamond version boasts 471 brilliant-cut diamonds for approximately 4.27 carats.
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