Current insight on the French luxury goods brand that designs and creates high jewellery and watches

  • Stars like Gong Li and Elle Fanning dressed to the nines to welcome Cartier’s latest high jewellery collection, Le Voyage Recommencé unveiled at in Florence, Italy last week
  • Cyrille Vigneron, CEO of Cartier, described the new line as ‘classic and audacious’ while Jacqueline Karachi, the house’s director of high jewellery creation, added that it also gives a modern twist

From a love for titanium and Met Gala’s dazzling display of watches to playful new case designs, here’s what you missed in timepiece news this month …

Luxury brands from Cartier and Tiffany & Co. to Bulgari and Boucheron love the slithering serpent – but it didn’t all start with Elizabeth Taylor sporting a Serpenti watch to promote Cleopatra


From the Philippines’ Kylie Verzosa and China’s Gong Li to Indonesia’s Raline Shah, here’s how these 10 leading Asian icons stole the show with the fanciest bling at Cannes – so far

In a return to historical codes, men are once again embracing bold – as well as seriously valuable – jewellery led by today’s royalty: rappers and Hollywood stars

Man-made gemstones excite the sustainability conscious, but old school high jewellery houses remain wedded to the story and individuality of ‘natural’ diamonds

Huge gemstones in spectacular settings are finding a ready market in the city, with many Mandarin speakers among the wealthy buyers since the reopening of borders – here are auctions not to miss

The venerable Tank Normale joins other all-time icons in the exclusive Privé collection while the Clash Unlimited and La Panthère are given luxurious makeovers

The centuries-old sautoir or necklace watch is making a comeback, primarily as a eye-catching piece of jewellery that just happens to also tell the time should you need it

‘Cartier and Women’, a new exhibition at the Hong Kong Palace Museum, features about 300 pieces that highlight the role and influence of women since the jewellery brand’s founding.

Sotheby’s, Phillips and Poly Auction’s Hong Kong spring auctions saw Asian art shine, while lots featuring Cartier jewellery, Picasso and Japanese whisky also fetched millions of dollars.

The Hong Kong Palace Museum’s new ‘Cartier and Women’ exhibition includes pieces that show the impact of Chinese arts and culture on women’s fashion and the brand over its 176-year history.

Queen Elizabeth’s cousin Flora Vesterberg may be considered a more low-key British royal, but she’s a big-namer in the art world, lecturing for Sotheby’s and Christie’s and an ambassador for V&A

Fashion brand endorsements in Hollywood are a dime a dozen, but which K-pop and K-drama stars work with the luxury world’s big-name watch labels like Omega and Cartier?

Pedro Pascal’s watch worn by his character in The Last of Us may remain a mystery for now – but in the meantime, we take a look at 7 of his most covetable timepieces

Ben Affleck may have looked ‘bored’ at the recent Grammys, but his choice of timepieces definitely isn’t snooze-worthy – here are 8 of his most covetable watches

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky both rock bold styles together wherever they go – here’s a peek at their shared love for fashion and the trends that they’re setting along the way

From Cartier Love bracelets to a pair of opal Lorraine Schwartz earrings that matched her Elie Saab dress perfectly, these are some of the most expensive pieces Taylor Swift has been spotted in

From his Rolex Cosmograph Daytona at the Met Gala 2021 to his vintage Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ worn on his wedding day, here’s a peek at Justin Bieber’s stunning watch collection

From an intricate scene of a hatching egg and a river on the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater watch, to Cartier’s The Crash Tigrée inspired by the age of swing, these 5 métiers d’art watches are a knockout

From Princess Diana’s Attallah Cross pendant to a pricey engagement ring from ex-husband Kanye West, here are 8 pieces of jewellery that have defined Kim K’s style


From the US$80 million Cartier-designed Nizam of Hyderabad necklace to Princess Diana’s original engagement ring from now King Charles, here are 5 of Kate Middleton’s most expensive jewellery pieces

Go all out this year with a red companion for LNY and V-Day with Dior, Cartier, Valentino, Fendi and Bottega Veneta – here are our top 5 picks from the luxury brands

Some timepieces are a cut above the rest when painstakingly adorned with precious gems – here are our top 6 picks from Rolex, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Graff, Parmigiani and Piaget

Gold has always been a status symbol and these six maisons have given heritage pieces the blinging treatment, from Rolex’s ‘Lemon Paul Newman’ Daytona to the latest Panthère De Cartier