So what does all this have to do with all the Panthère? To be clear, the Panthère wasn’t part of the Must de Cartier Panthere Te Koop Replica set, which explains the reason why it likely was such a hit with certain clientele. Additionally, there weren’t that many fresh-to-market layouts in the moment, making the Panthère more desirable. However, what I think is most interesting about the time of the 1983 launch of the Panthère is that even though it feels like a simple women’ watch, it had been quite a large release for Cartier throughout a time of increasingly affordable timepieces and must have been a hero collection for a legacy maison trying to recover its footing in the global market. It was first found in mini, small, moderate, and massive sizes, in two-tone and yellow-gold choices (with a steel version introduced in 1991). The Panthère disappeared sometime in the early 2000s, leaving a gap in Cartier’s lineup — before now.The Panthère is a girls’ watch which seems to based on the original Santos, although Cartier does not communicate about the opinion that way at all. It sports a comparable square case with a bezel secured by eight small screws. It has a classic flat white dial with elongated Roman numerals and the secret “Cartier” signature in the “X” at 10 o’clock. The design is bold, restrained, and pragmatic all at the same time — and without trying too hard. This is the secret to its success and why it appeals to a lot of. The watch now comes in small (22mm) and medium (27mm) sizes, in rose gold, yellow gold, steel, and two-tone. There are a couple other variations, including a variant with black lacquered hyperlinks, that start to move into high jewelry land too. With this review, I am focusing on the medium size in stainless steel, and that, to me, seems like the very best daily-wear alternative.
So what other watches are there that may compete with the Panthère de Cartier Panthere 1320 Replica in stainless steel? A few. The most obvious being the Cartier Tank Francaise.The Tank Francaise is a similar opinion in the meaning that it is a square(ish) steel watch with a bracelet out of Cartier. And while the aesthetic may be wholly different to the trained eye (brushed finish, heavier necklace, rectangular case, etc.), it’s obviously in the exact same family. However, these watches are being marketed to people largely on aesthetic grounds, and in that regard, there are plenty of cases for somebody definitively desiring one or the other. It’s worth noting that the medium-sized steel Tank costs $3,750, while the corresponding Panthère prices $4,600. So at the end of the afternoon, this one really just boils down to personal style (and $850). Another watch available on the marketplace that could provide the Panthère a run for the money is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 36mm. The Oyster Perpetual is far wider compared to the Panthère and costs more, at $5,400, but it could still readily fill thae role of a steel everyday watch on a bracelet, albeit in another manner. This watch also brings into play with an automatic motion and the Rolex name, both of which can clearly be game-changers for specific customers.A better comparison may be the brand new 28mm Lady-Datejust in steel, which has been re-introduced this year at Baselworld in 3 new variants. The metal version with a pink dial and Roman numerals may get closer into the delicate femininity of the Panthère, though, again, this can be a far cry from Cartier’s unique aesthetic. Retailing for $6,300, it is also in a higher price bracket.
The case may seem to be your typical square case, but it isn’t. While square watches often find themselves just appealing to a niche audience, the Panthère discovers more universal appeal as a result of sophistication and finesse of the design. In particular, the curved edges and that instantly-recognizable screw-down bezel really set the watch aside. The dial is enclosed in a square steel bezel with curved corners, and this, as I mentioned, is set with eight screws (that is mirrored on the caseback). Among the interesting things about the case design is the curved lugs and crown guards. Both are fluid in appearance and might feel insignificant, but they really add to the overall look of this piece. Without them, the opinion would not have the same sense of dynamism in all.The bracelet is the 2nd most important thing about this view. When it was first introduced, people praised this specific bracelet for its flexibility and sleek appearance. They are laid out in a brick pattern and are attached to one another internally in the top and bottom of every hyperlink. Moreover, the links are curved, allowing for less weight and more movement, making the watch more comfy on the wrist.For this view, Cartier Panthere Fragrance Replica has used its standard quartz movement. This comes as no surprise to me, however, as the company probably wanted to keep costs down and to make the selection as available and commercially viable as you can. Bear in mind, this is not a market product we are talking about. In this instance, it doesn’t bother me one bit that the opinion is quartz — haute horlogerie isn’t what this view is all about, and I appreciate that it is not pretending otherwise.
So what additional watches are there which may compete with all the Panthère de Cartier Panthere Perfume Discontinued Replica in stainless steel? A few. The most evident being the Cartier Tank Francaise.The Tank Francaise is a similar watch in the sense that it’s a square(ish) steel watch with a bracelet out of Cartier. And though the aesthetic may be wholly different to the trained eye (brushed finish, heavier bracelet, rectangular case, etc.), it’s obviously in the exact same family. However, these watches are being sold to individuals mostly on aesthetic reasons, and in that regard, there are plenty of instances for someone definitively desiring one or the other. It is worth noting that the medium-sized steel Tank costs $3,750, while the corresponding Panthère prices $4,600. So at the end of the day, this one really only comes down to personal style (and $850). Another watch available on the market which could give the Panthère a run for the money is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 36mm. The Oyster Perpetual is far wider compared to the Panthère and costs more, at $5,400, but it can still readily fill thae part of a steel everyday watch on a bracelet, albeit in another way. This watch also brings into play with an automated motion and also the Rolex name, both of which may obviously be game-changers for specific customers.A better comparison may be the new 28mm Lady-Datejust in steel, that has been re-introduced this season at Baselworld in three new versions. The metal version with a pink dial and Roman numerals may get closer to the delicate femininity of the Panthère, however, again, this is a far cry from Cartier’s unique aesthetic. Retailing for $6,300, it’s also in a higher price bracket.
To be apparent (and similarly to Drive), this isn’t a unisex offering — something which Cartier ordinarily excels at — like the Tank (celebrating its 100th anniversary this season) or the Ballon Bleu with a small but important male following. Panthère is to be marketed and targeted just to ladies, regardless of how small your XY-chromosome wrist could be.Firstly the title, also in Cartier land this big cat requires no introduction, having been a muse of this maison since 1914. Interestingly, once the watch was first found in 1983 it was briefly called the ‘Santos D’ (D for Demoiselle), having borrowed stylistics such as a square dial, visible screws on the bezel and incorporated lugs that blend into the bracelet strap from its punchy big brother.Its re-naming since Panthère was, based on Cartier, on account of this supple articulated link bracelet mimicking the motion of a panther because it slinks through the jungle, which sounds faintly ridiculous now. However, the bracelet in gold, steel or wrapped in diamonds is what this watch is all about, defining it mostly as a piece of jewellery, which also tells the time.Back from the Eighties, Panthère was launched in a time when Cartier was keen to define and capture a new generation of younger customer. A couple of years ago a similar call to action resonated around the Parisian jeweller. “It was obvious we needed a powerful manifesto for women,” says Arnaud Carrez, Cartier’s global communciations and advertising director, “and rather than design a brand new watch it made much more sense to re-launch something which has the potential to become an icon all over again. The watch is bold and sophisticated,” Carrez goes, “however feminine, yet not girly. We view it as the perfect accessory, stacked with all our Love bangles or the Juste un Clou.”
|Location||United Kingdom, Wilmslow|
|Price||£2,550 (= $3,579)|
|Dial numerals||Roman numerals|
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|An excellent condition pre-owned quartz movement stainless steel ladies 29mm case size Cartier La Panthere 30ml Replica Santos Galbee (W20060D6) featuring Cartier’s classic grained silver dial with black Roman numeral hour markers and a date aperture at 6 O’clock surrounded by a polished finish stainless steel santos bezel. This particular watch comes on a full retail length stainless steel Cartier Santos bracelet and comes complete with its original box and all relevant paperwork being originally UK supplied as new on 9th March 2006.|
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