Posts Tagged Cartier
by Win Betteridge on April 18th, 2017
The Betteridge Watch Fair brings the excitement of SIHH- the iconic Swiss watch exhibition- to the US.
On April 27th, it is our privilege to host many of the leading brands in fine watchmaking, including Cartier, A. Lange & Söhne, Panerai, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Baume Mercier. Exhibitors are completely transforming areas of our flagship store to showcase many of their latest and greatest 2017 watch introductions.
This is an exclusive opportunity for watch collectors to interact with leaders in the watchmaking world on a personal level, as well as try on the best of the best from SIHH.
Other highlights include three branded bar areas, featuring Cartier champagne, German beers from A. Lange & Söhne, and a Scotch tasting.
Betteridge Watch Fair
April 27, 6-8pm
239 Greenwich Avenue
If you plan to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Simon Teakle on June 1st, 2010
In the summer of 1940, the German Luftwaffe attempted to win air superiority over southern Britain and the English Channel by destroying the Royal Air Force and the British aircraft industry. This attempt came to be known as the Battle of Britain, and the Germans saw victory over the RAF as absolutely essential if they were eventually to mount an invasion of the British Isles.
At the beginning of 1940, a South American copper and tin ore magnate arrived in London to secure a valuable contract to provide essential metals to the war effort. On this visit, he met an English girl, fell in love and an ensuing affair resulted in a swift engagement. There was now an urgent need for the best diamond in London, and on the 29th of February in Cartier on Bond Street, this 20.43ct diamond was given as the engagement ring.
Alongside this very romantic story, the ‘Blitz Diamond’ is everything an important stone should be. The pure colorless stone of extremely fine clarity (D, VS1) has been superbly cut, and for a large stone, it retains a grace and elegance that is perfectly mirrored with Cartier’s aura in the first half of the twentieth century.
by Donna Varbaro on November 1st, 2009
The Ballon Bleu is a stylish, modern alternative to Cartier’s classic shapes, such as the tank and tonneau. The watch comes in a variety of noble metals, and in several diamond versions, to suit every occasion.
This year, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier is without question our favorite ladies’ watch.