For this Cartier Ronde Louis Cartier XL Flamed Gold replica version Cartier uses a new technique to create the dial. The gold plate is heated in a flame to produce an initial color, and returned to the flame as many times as necessary until the full palette of colors has been produced. The hotter the flame, the bluer the gold gets. Less hotter flames create beige colors. Although we do not feel any need to walk around with a panther on our watch, the result looks great. It is called the flamed gold technique and inspired by the method of bluing watch hands in a flame. First, the pattern of the panther’s coat is engraved onto the 18K white gold dial.
The special Cartier Panthère de Cartier copy watch. And panther lovers. We cannot think of any other reason or occasion one would wear this. But it’s unisex, which changes our old-fashioned view a bit. So has this Cartier Ronde Louis Cartier XL Flamed Gold. A limited edition of 30 pieces for collectors we presume.
Inside is a manual winding Piaget 430P base Cartier movement (caliber 430 MC). The result is a slim (7.24 millimeters) case from 18K white gold. The bezel is ‘enriched’ with baguette-cut diamonds and of course it has Cartier’s signature crown. Cartier didn’t publish a price (yet) so if you are interested, give them a call.
In ancient times, the Egyptians already had cats as a symbol of grace, wisdom, protection or gods. Think about the Great Sphinx of Gaza, presumably built around 2500 BC. In the early 1900s Cartier was already using panthers in its advertisements. The story goes that in 1914 Louis Cartier asked French painter George Barbier to create a watercolor painting that could be used on an invitation for the Parisian jewelry exhibition. Cartier must have liked it because since than the panther is illustrated on lots of Cartier’s jewelry and mens fake Cartier Ronde Louis watches.