Cartier, which had announced its Les Heures Fabuleuses collection a little while ago has now unveiled its Métiers d’Art, Crocodile Watch which comes with a cameo motif of the dreaded water reptile in natural agate. The timepiece also comes with a flying tourbillion complication. Cartier took a drastic and daring step in its application of the cameo technique to the art of watch-making. It requires unique expertise to tame the agate stone and to ensure that a crocodile’s motif is carved into the dial of a watch is especially adventurous on the part of the watchmaker.
The technique has helped Cartier to bring out various hues of bluish black to shimmering white, highlighting the aquatic abode of the crocodile. It’s almost looks as if the terror inspiring crocodile is frozen in time, in the depths of the azure shades of the agate. It is not a wonder then that this timepiece also comes with the Geneva Seal.
The collection is limited to just 30 pieces and the case is made of 18 carat white gold. The crown consists of a sapphire cabochon and the strap is made from black semi-matt alligator skin. The watch also comes with water resistance up to 30 meters deep.
[Via - Worldtempus]