Cartier Cougar 887905

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Sticking with the feline theme, this Cartier Cougar is a round take on Cartier’s classic Panthère line. The feline-inspired Panthère de Cartier line was introduced in 1983. The Cougar re-imagined the Panthère’s classic square shape into a more sleek and feminine round-faced watch.  This Cartier Cougar from 1999 comes in an 18k yellow-gold case, measuring 33 mm, with a matching gold bezel that features eight delicate screws. The watch case is adorned with brilliant-cut diamonds around the bezel, on the lugs, as well as on the crown. The dial is executed in a lovely silver color with a parchment-like finish. The dial features Cartier’s signature painted black Roman numerals and minute track, together with elegant blued sword hands. The watch houses a convenient quartz movement and comes on a red alligator leather Cartier strap with an 18k yellow-gold Cartier deployant clasp. The original box and papers are included as well.

Introduction

Cartier  Louis-François Cartier took over his master’s jewellery workshop in 1847. Over the years, his sons and grandsons inherited the family business and expanded the brand by opening shops in New York and London. King Edward VII of the United Kingdom granted Cartier a prestigious royal warrant in 1904, calling the brand “the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers.” Such was the renown of Cartier, that royal warrants soon rolled in from all over the world (among which, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Siam, Spain, Portugal, and Russia). While Cartier is known primarily for its jewellery, it also has a storied history in watchmaking. Cartier’s first foray in watchmaking came in 1888, offering exclusively ladies models. In 1904, Louis Cartier gave his friend and Brazilian aviation pioneer Santos Dumont a watch to wear during his flights. Until then, wrist watches were worn exclusively by women and men opted for the traditional pocket watch. The ‘Santos-Dumont’ was not only the first wristwatch geared towards men but also the first pilot’s watch.

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