If you’re a bit of a luxury-jewelry nerd, then you certainly know the brand Cartier replica uk. But what you may not know is that apart from their most iconic pieces for women—the Love Bracelet and Trinity de Cartier rings—Cartier also makes some pretty fabulous Cartier replica watches for men.
Cartier revives an old icon with the new 2021 Cloche de Cartier replica watch. It is planned to arrive in stores in September later this year. Originally launched in 1920, the “cloche” when placed horizontally is reminiscent of a service bell rung at a counter.
The Case and Dial The new Swiss Cloche de Cartier replica watches is available in 3 models. Pink gold and anthracite dial, yellow gold and champagne dial and a platinum and cream dial. The case measures a compact 37.15mm by 28.75mm, relatively small by today’s standards, but sensible in retaining the dress watch styling of the 20s. The case finishing is mostly mirror polished, apart from the caseback and the 6 o’clock side of the case in brushed finish. On the dial, “rail track” and hour markings are adapted to the dial’s asymmetrical shape and the crown is set with a cabochon. The Cartier copy watch with black leather strap is unusual in that it may be read whilst worn on the wrist and can be removed and placed on a table to be transformed into a “desk clock”. Featured here is the yellow gold reference which comes with a champagne-coloured dial with a sunburst radial finish. A traditional time-only watch, the Cloche de Cartier dispenses with the central seconds hand and is only fit with a set of blued steel sword hands. Black roman numerals are used to mark the hours while a minutes railway track lines the periphery of the dial. The Movement Also used on Cartier’s small sized watches, the thin in-house calibre 1917 MC first launched in 2019 is used in the Cloche. The hand-wound movement measures 2.9mm thick and is used for ladies’ timepieces as well as the Cartier Privé Tank Asymétrique and the Cartier Privé Tonneau. The 38-hour power reserve movement beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph. A quick search on Google to view the movement will yield little result since it’s almost impossible to find any images of the movement exposed. Concluding thoughts The high quality copy watch is classically Cartier, and has a novel case shape which its Prive line is known for. It is priced at S$39,400 in gold and S$44,600 in platinum and is limited to 100 pieces per model. The small production number and the novel case shape is the biggest sell point of the watch, but in comparison, a gold Tank Louis Cartier with the same movement is approximately 40% less expensive.
With this in mind, the Cloche might not be the model of choice for those who want to stretch their dollar, but for those who collects odd shaped classics, the price premium for novelty and scarcity can well be justified.
If walls could talk, Martin’s Tavern in Washington, DC, would be a never-ending source of tantalizing political back stories that never made it into print. Since 1933, the beloved Georgetown restaurant has been a favorite of presidents, the press corps, sports legends and visiting dignitaries. Under the watchful eye of successive generations of the Martin family, each president from Truman through George W Bush was escorted to their favorite booth or table where, on a number of occasions, history was made. It was at Martin’s Tavern that Congressman John F Kennedy proposed to future first lady Jacqueline Bouvier. LBJ was known to discuss pending legislation there with his closest advisers, and there is evidence to suggest that spies consorted at the establishment in the 1930s and ‘40s.
On May 22nd, AOK Auctions of Damascus, Virginia, will offer property from the estate of Kelli Ireson Martin, who co-owned Martin’s Tavern with her husband, William A Martin Sr, the third-generation Martin family member to operate the business. The couple owned homes in Arlington, Virginia, and Vero Beach, Florida, where Kelli Martin, a passionate supporter of local charities, resided until her passing in 2019.
Kelli Martin’s selective taste in jewelry is reflected in the ultra-high-quality pieces consigned to the auction. A magnificent custom-designed platinum ring features a certified 10.22-carat center diamond, F color, surrounded by another 8.5 carats of diamonds. It is estimated at $100,000-$200,000 and will convey with an EGL certificate. Another of Mrs Martin’s favorite rings has a fine 6.2-carat pear-shape solitaire diamond as its focal point and is flanked by an additional 12 baguette diamonds (6 on each side). The solitaire’s color is I1, and its clarity is VS1. Estimate: $50,000-$100,000 Undoubtedly, those who knew Kelli Martin would remember the classic beauty of her 14K white gold diamond stud earrings, with each diamond weighing a hefty 4+ carats. The diamonds are graded I2 in clarity and are I and H in color, respectively. The pre-sale estimate is $35,000-$50,000. Yet another highlight is Mrs Martin’s pendant designed with an 8-carat square emerald surrounded by 2 carats of diamonds. Estimate: $12,000-$20,000
An elegant timepiece from the Martin collection, an 18K rose gold 35 mm fake Pasha de Cartier watch comes with its original Cartier box and paperwork. It comes to auction with an $18,000-$30,000 estimate. A small fleet of motor vehicles is led by Kelli Martin’s personal 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible, gold with a beige interior. The 5-speed automatic has a V-8 engine and has been driven only 27,000 miles. It has its additional hard top and is estimated at $13,000-$25,000. Cars from other consignors include a reliable 1995 Camaro Z28 with an LT1 350 Corvette engine, 6-speed transmission, new tires and new AC unit, $12,000-$18,000; and a burgundy 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS with a 350 Turbo transmission and original interior. The car has undergone a painstaking 10-year restoration and is in such fine working order, it could be driven as an everyday vehicle, if desired. The auction estimate is $16,000-$22,000. A remarkable estate collection of early and vintage baseball cards and autographed ephemera includes scores of rarities that sports collectors will not want to miss. There are two old autograph books containing signatures of baseball superstars, including Hall of Famers, which will be offered as separate consecutive lots. One of the books contains 60+ autographs, including those of Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Whitey Ford, Ernie Banks and Cal Ripken Jr. The second book contains 35 signatures, including Stan Musial, Jock Conlan and Red Grange. Each book is estimated at $8,000-$15,000.
Part of the four-piece Singing Bird collection, this replica timepiece adopts the ultra-thin 1120 AT movement, allowing an off-centre display so there’s more room on the two-tiered dial for the hummingbird, in this case made using the champlevé enamelling technique. Price on request.
The luxury copy Cartier Panthère Songeuse watch features Cartier’s iconic big cat resting atop the dial. The watch face comprises 1,039 brilliant-cut diamonds, and a striking pear-cut emerald for the panther’s eye. HK$1,020,000 (US$130,000).