The Museum Bellerive in Zurich, Switzerland will be the first to present “Cartier Time Art”, a unique exhibition that will take visitors to the heart of the brand’s watch manufacturing. From August 26 to November 6, 2011, famous French luxury watchmaker is going to display around 150 pieces from its historical collection and 20 contemporary timepieces. After the premier exhibition in Zurich, the biggest collection of Cartier watches, ever to be presented to the public, will take place in various museums, all around the world.
Offering a unique opportunity to experience timeless Cartier’s creativity, upcoming exhibition has a task to testify about the vitality of its legacy. An extraordinary opus of shapes, designs, haute horology complications and interesting innovations, including the breakthrough Cartier ID One watch, will reveal the rich history and announce a bright future of the renowned Parisian company.
Director of the “Cartier Time Art” exhibition is award-winning designer Tokujin Yoshioka who will lead as from 1874, presenting a chatelaine-watch in yellow gold, pink gold, enamel and pearls, to the present days that bring us the Cartier concept ID One timepieces in niobium-titanium, with an ADLC coating and carbon crystal.
Incorporated in the 17 timepieces, twelve extraordinary movements are waiting to be discovered throughout an original 3D setting, including the new Calibre 9800 MC that eliminate effects of gravity on accuracy in vertical positions –(incorporated in the Rotonde de Cartier Astrorégulateur watch).
Brand’s icons, such as the Santos wristwatch, the 1929 Tortue single pushpiece chronograph, the large “Billiken” mystery clock (1923) and a very rare multi-complications pocket watch from 1927 are also the part of the largest Cartier collection to be displayed.