Luxury brand shows off 180 timepieces from 1874 to present day.
Luxury watch and jewellery brand Cartier is hosting an exhibition called Cartier Time Art at the Musée Bellerive in Zurich, documenting the brand’s watchmaking history from its earliest origins.
Around 180 Cartier pieces are on show at the exhibition, which houses the largest number of Cartier timepieces ever presented to the public. The era-spanning show will present twelve different Cartier movements, 17 luxury watches and a total of 156 timepieces.
The exhibition’s highlights include a chatelaine watch in yellow gold, rose gold, enamel and pearls made in 1874 and the contrasting modern – Cartier ID One concept watch, crafted in niobium-titanium, ADLC and carbon crystal.
Modernity and avant-garde are two constant themes at the exhibit, with chatelaine watches, wristwatches and travel clocks all featured. Visitors will be able to view the 9800 MC calibre which beats at the heart of the Rotonde Astrorégulateur watch, an original movement which nullifies the effects of gravity on timing in the vertical position.
Also on show are the Santos wristwatch from 1911, the large Billiken mystery clock (1923), a very rare pocket watch with multiple complications dating from 1927 and the exceptional Tortue minute-repeater watch from 1928.
Cartier Time Art runs at the Musée Bellerive in Zurich until November 6. It will then travel the world, with stopovers in Singapore, the United States, and lastly China