Cartier shows new collection inspired by oriental influences
Source: BI-ME , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Mon February 13, 2012 11:54 am

QATAR. Cartier's 300 square meters stand at the 9th Doha Jewellery & Watch Exhibition dazzles visitors with exquisite creations inspired by oriental influences.

Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, precious gems, and fine pearls formed a spectacular inventory of extraordinary works of art bursting with imagination and sophisticated expertise.

Inspired by the Middle-Eastern myths, symbols and fascinating culture, these exquisite creations are a true statement of Cartier’s love of craftsmanship, know-how, creativity and audacity. Highly refined Arabesque patterns and shapes handcrafted in exquisite creations will enchant jewellery lovers at the fair asserting Cartier's power of a true jeweller par excellence.

Arts and Architecture in the latter of the XIXth century in France were influenced and inspired by the oriental patterns, linearity, geometry, trellis, stars, arabesques, mosaic emerged.

In 1903, Louis Cartier was impressed by the exhibition of Islamic Arts in the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris. This initial encounter marked the start of a lifelong passion, and was expressed through his growing collection of Arabic art objects. Arabic-style patterns began providing geometric base for creation from 1920s. Today the Middle East remains one of Cartier’s strong inspirations.

As a tribute to its loyal clientele and watch connoisseurs, Cartier will also be revealing for the first time an exceptional masterpiece from its Fine watchmaking collection brought especially for the Qatar exhibition. The Fine Watchmaking Collection demonstrated is all creations from the Cartier Manufacture, one of the few watchmaking Manufactures with the capacity to design, produce and service its own watches and movements.

From Cartier Skeleton watches where function merges with form and aesthetic based on solids and voids to Cartier Complications equipped with its very own calibres, such as the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Calibre 9451 MC watch.

About The House of Cartier

Founded in 1847, The House of Cartier has been producing pieces that express a unity of style for generations no matter the differences in artistic expression. The jeweller never ceases to delight the public with its dazzling collection that places contemporary High Jewellery creations alongside Fine watchmaking master pieces in perfect continuity bearing witness to the vitality if its creations both past and present.

 

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