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#FirstClassFriday: The Cartier Trait D’Eclat high jewellery watch

Rubies and ribbons

#FirstClassFriday: The Cartier Trait D’Eclat high jewellery watch
Cartier ignites a glittering flame with the new Trait D’Eclat haute joaillerie timepiece

Cut and colour is elevated to a new plane as Cartier debuts the stunning Trait D'Eclat in the lead-up to SIHH 2017. A high jewellery watch inspired by a coterie of 15 rubies — as well as the maison's history for crafting the most exquisite embellished creations — fiery brilliance takes precedence in every gleaming facet from every angle. Comprised of 24.98 carats in total, the oval rubies display an unbroken line of beautifully intense crimson, layered with a unique glow of orangey-pink that reveals the rare gems' Mozambican origins.

Brimming with a hidden restlessness that comes to life once the simple motions of the wrist catches the light, the precious watch is then 'awoken' into a blazing fire that rivals even the most scintillating of diamonds — a visual transformation that alludes to the French technique employed by the hands of master craftsmen. Made captivatingly voluminous surrounded by baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds studded all along its white gold profile and upon the teardrop shaped dial, a manual-winding mechanical calibre 101 accompanies this opulent symbol of femininity. Likened to a swathe of jewelled ribbon, the Trait D'Eclat is the art of time perfected in accentuated sensuality.

Cartier Trait D'Eclat watch

The Cartier Trait D'Eclat watch will debut at SIHH 2017.

Angelyn Kwek

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