The Promenade d’une Panthère from Cartier

By Paul Joseph

French luxury jeweller Cartier’s Promenande d’une Panthère women’s timepiece is billed as a true feat of high-tech invention.

The latest addition to the brand’s iconic Panthère de Cartier collection, featuring a sleek jungle cat, the new timepiece was launched at the SIHH watch fair in Geneva, Switzerland last month.

Its in-house mechanical movement, Caliber 9603C MC, boasts an inverted winding rotor sculpted in the form of a panther and set with diamonds. As the rotor sways with the motion of the wearer’s wrist, the panther comes to life by prowling around the dial, which is made of deep purple mother-of-pear.

The watch’s 42mm white-gold case also has a bezel set with multiple rows of diamonds, as well as a sapphire viewing window in the back.

Other notable features include a black semi-matte alligator skin strap, an ardillon buckle in 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds, and water resistance up to 30 metres.

The first Panthère de Cartier timepiece was created in 1983.

By Paul Joseph