Cartier in Motion Exhibition: The evolution of time

Cartier in Motion Exhibition: The evolution of time

Design Museum exhibition

Thursday 8th June 2017

From the 25th May to the 28th July the Design Museum is showcasing the ‘Cartier in Motion’ exhibition, celebrating the evolution of Cartier’s style and its role in the birth of the modern-day wristwatch. In the beginning of the 20th century Louis Cartier a gifted horologist and jewellery designer was at the forefront of fashion and style. Ever the socialite, his connection to Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont highlighted the unreliability and impracticalities of using a pocket watch whilst flying. This simple conversation birthed the very first gentlemen’s Cartier wristwatch dubbed the ‘Santos’. His innovation of design particularly with timepieces expanded along with the Cartier brand and created a recognisable international benchmark for superb quality and craftsmanship.          

Following this extraordinary story, the Cartier in Motion exhibit includes over 170 pieces including original manuscripts, drawings by Cartier designers and timepieces from the Cartier Archives. With a focus on the 20th century obsession of motion, speed and flight there will also be a number of objets d’art on display demonstrating the artistic prowess of the Cartier family.

At Berganza we have a number of Cartier creations ranging from beautiful gem set jewellery, brooches and handcrafted accessories all available for purchase. Peruse our extensive collection and purchase an original Cartier piece of your own today. 

Cartier enamelled silver gilt box berganza hatton garden
Cartier enameled silver gilt box by Auguste Peyroula, French, circa 1929.
Ref: 25533
Vintage Cartier coral and onyx ring berganza hatton garden
Cartier coral and onyx ring, French, circa 1975.
Ref: 26787
Cartier diamond honeycomb ring berganza hatton garden
Cartier diamond honeycomb ring, Paris, 1944.
Ref: 25734
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