As a rule of modern consumption, provenance almost always adds to the enjoyment of life’s good things. Somehow, knowing that that mushroom you’re eating only grows in the roots of rare red pine forests, or that your lotus silk scarf was the result of a single artisan extracting strands by hand for two months reminds us that what we are holding is precious.
But when it comes to hard luxury, it’s easy to forget the actual work that goes behind the thrill of a brand’s cache. Luxury US Cartier replica watches and jewellery are beautiful, its boutiques plush, and its packaging alone can inspire envy.
But the maison didn’t become one of the most sought after luxury brands in the world from fancy marketing alone. There is real, gruelling, time-consuming work that goes behind everything that ends up in those little red boxes, and some of it was revealed to us in a behind-the-scenes tour of the 1:1 AAA Cartier fake watches manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
With neighbours like Patek Philippe, Rolex and Omega, Cartier’s factory sits in the heart of Swiss watchmaking tradition, and it is within this 33,000 sq m building that its most famous high quality replica Cartier watches are made.
It all begins with a lot of talking and sketching. Though collections like the perfect copy Cartier Tank and Santos watches have existed for over a century, updating them still requires long brainstorming sessions between the marketing, design and development teams.
Just proposing a new dial can take six to seven months of deliberation and tweaks before the CEO (currently Cyrille Vigneron) gives his stamp of approval. Our guide explained that design always comes first at Cartier, and that technical feats aren’t proposed or pursued for their own sake. Everything must serve the Swiss movements Cartier replica watches’ aesthetic.
As Switzerland’s second largest watch brand after Rolex [according to a recent Morgan Stanley report that estimated online Cartier super clone watches sales in 2021 to be CHF2.4 billion or S$3.4 billion], Cartier’s manufacturing facility is expectedly large, high-tech, and efficient. Cartier even makes its own bracelets, with machines that must be accurate to a few microns to prevent unnecessary wear and tear between each metal link. But a surprising amount of work is still done by hand.
Decorative techniques like circular graining, polishing, satin brushing all require a skilled and experienced hand to guide the tools. Decorating one skeletonised Tank movement can take five to eight hours because of the movement’s many exposed angles. Even the bracelets need to be manually assembled – once each and every link is meticulously polished and brushed, of course.
Mineral glass is used instead of sapphire crystal for oddly shaped fake Cartier watches wholesale like the Crash, and these are also cut and shaped by a dedicated craftsman armed with a blowtorch and years of accumulated know-how. Multi-tasking is not a virtue here. Everyone has highly specialised roles, from assembling the actual movement to simply attaching the back of the case to the rest of the watch.
Another rarity in the industry is how Cartier makes its own hands, something even Patek Philippe doesn’t do. The process is laborious, comprising some 20 steps that include cutting and polishing in a machine, straightening by hand, oxidising to attain that familiar blue shade, and sorting. The hassle is necessary, because if a hand is too thin, they may break when used in higher-impact functions like chronographs, where hands need to snap back to position on the reset.
Once the Cartier replica watches store site are fully assembled, they go through a battery of tests, from drop tests to impact tests to acid baths, all to ensure each piece will reasonably withstand the rigours of daily life.
Of course, should anything happen to your timepiece, there is a dedicated team that is ready to handle all manner of repairs and restorations, even if it means having to scour the archives for reference, or make parts from scratch for particularly old models.
But right now, what we are excited about are the new ones, because each Watches and Wonders novelty undertook quite the journey to get here:
Pasha De Cartier Replica Watches
A plump bezel, horizontal lugs and, most conspicuously, a screw-down crown cap attached to the case by a small chain are all the little touches that makes Cartier’s other round watch highly distinctive.
But the newest batch of Pasha de Cartier fake watches for women brings back its quirkiest feature yet: A grid covering the watch face. The Pasha de Cartier Grille comes in various sizes in yellow or rose gold, diamond-set options, and either an automatic movement or quartz one depending on the size. Charmingly, the grill is also easily removable if you want a more traditional look. Simply press down and twist and it will pop right off.
The collection also welcomes new complicated models in the form of a moonphase, a flying tourbillon, and a skeletonised model. Two existing versions – a time and date, and chronograph – now have anthracite grey dials, complemented by blued steel hands, and 41mm steel cases.
Panthere De Cartier Fake Watches
The delicate, jewellery baby sister to the Santos and Santos-Dumont, the best replica Panthere de Cartier collection watches now includes four new references with chic satin dials. The rose gold model is paired with a golden plum dial, the yellow gold with a matching gold face, while two steel versions have a midnight blue and black dial respectively. The rose gold and blue-dialled steel references feature 36 brilliant-cut diamonds set in the bezel, with one more set in the crown, while the non-jewellery versions have the signature sapphire cabochon-set crowns.
Replica Ballon Bleu De Cartier Watches
Despite its relative youth, the 15-year-old Ballon Bleu de Cartier is already considered by many to be a dress watch icon. This year’s versions are primarily for the ladies, with new rose gold cases and bracelets – though straps are still an option – to go with dials adorned with a textured sun ray pattern, gold beads and 21 diamonds in a playful radial spray. The self-winding top Swiss Cartier replica watches are available in 33mm or 36mm, with or without a diamond bezel.