Swiss watch brand Strom today presents the “In Memorian HR Giger” watch, one of the final projects on which the artist worked before his death in 2014.
Cartier's hypnotizing watches
Shaped watches are a specialty of Cartier brand, to which models like Tank, Ballon Bleu, Baignoire, Tortue, Santos and the most unique of them all, Crash, can testify…
The latest model of Hypnose watch was presented in a familiar shape – oval, but it bears a surprise along as well. To be more specific, the case of this model contains to oval shapes, one inside other, without them touching. Decorated with sparkly diamonds, these two oval shapes are presenting something reminiscent of two fiery rings surrounding the dial of this model. In order to intensify the optical illusion, the largest diamonds are located on the top and bottom parts of the outside base, gradually shrinking towards the middle.
Of course, the bases have their touching points. Precious pink or white gold, or rich black lacquer fills the empty space where diamonds don’t touch. At first glance, the dial of this model seems to be floating, until you process all the details surrounding it, which is another example of typical Cartier creativity.
Two very attractive dial variations can enchant you. One of them is the famous Cartier dial with Roman numerals and flinque details and blue colored steel hands. The other one is simply beautified with a larger number of diamonds, which hands in the same color as the case.
Cartier also offers this model in two sizes – small (30mm x 26.2mm) and large (37.8 mm x 33.3mm), where one variation is available with a bracelet completely covered with diamonds. Each model has quartz mechanism.
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