Is it a bracelet? Is it a watch? It is both, and it’s called Cartier Clash. The name is apt as it brings together haute joaillerie and horology like a love that’s meant to be. The Clash [Un]Limited watch is part jewelry and timepiece boasting an elegant mechanism. The watch brings to mind the India-inspired “Tutti Frutti” bracelet, albeit articulated with rolling balls as center links. The time-telling functional jewelry utilizes beads, picot studs, clou carrés, and mobility to create an impactful and timeless style that generations can enjoy. Cartier Clash [Un]Limited watch retains the Cartier fabric with beveled dials and faceted corners.
The bracelet is an eye-catching juxtaposition of round and square elements inspired by the work of Jeanne Toussaint (1887-1976), the brand’s longtime artistic director behind classics like the Panthere. The collection includes two limited editions, heavily embellished timepieces, and three base models in either two-tone with violet gold elements or entirely in white gold with diamonds. The limited edition Cartier Clash [Un]Limited watches also share the exact dimensions of 18.4 mm by 32.8 mm and a thickness of 8.1 mm. Roman numerals are positioned at 12 and 6o clock, and that’s where the similarity ends.
The exuberant rose gold iteration appears like a rainbow on the wrist, complete with diamonds, black spinel, coral, chrysoprase, and tsavorites creating a visual delight. The other icy version downplays the details in an understated all-white gold model packed with diamonds and black obsidian. Both models flaunt diamond-paved dials.
The yellow and violet gold model sells for $31,700; the white gold with diamonds sells for $47,500. The stunning limited edition models will retail for nearly $110,000 at Cartier boutiques and retailers beginning April 2023 and June 2023 for the regular-production models.