If all you want for Christmas is a best quality Cartier replica watch (and you just got a promotion, bonus or fat tax return), you’re in luck. Because the luxury French jeweller has opened its version of a pop-up shop inside Sydney’s Westfield shopping mall, called The Cartier Box.
So, what’s in the box? More of a mini boutique that feels a bit like a dollhouse for expensive jewellery and watches, The Cartier Box is brimming with fragrances, leather goods, jewellery, objects and eyewear from some of Cartier’s most iconic universes, including the ‘Cartier Panthère’, ‘Pasha’, Juste un Clou’ and ‘Love’.
But we’d argue its most important inhabitants are a small but iconic selection of Cartier’s most famous watches. So if you’re in the market for some new wrist candy in time for 2021 (or you owe your significant other a very, very special gift) may we recommend visiting the Box to journey through Cartier’s collection.
But before you do, here’s a little sneak preview. Happy splurging.
Cartier Tank Replica Watch With Steel Case
It was Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and Truman Capote’s timepiece of choice. Now, Rami Malek is a fan, which makes a pretty good case for the Tank’s timeless panache. Louis Cartier, the grandson of the Cartier maison’s founder, designed the original Tank in 1917, and was inspired by “the purity of line”.
We can also confirm its slim, streamlined shape looks pretty splendid on the wrist.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier Fake Watch With Blue Leather Strap
The Ballon Bleu is far younger than the Tank – the smooth, symmetrical style only debuted in 2007, and it signalled a new, rounder style for the brand. It’s amazingly hardwearing but it looks like a piece of fine jewellery, which it is, technically – not every watch has a sapphire crystal implanted into its winding crown.
Santos de Cartier Copy With Gold Bracelet
If you’re into the history of horology, you’ll be familiar with the fake Santos de Cartier – it was the first wristwatch ever made. Louis-François Cartier, the house’s founder, crafted it for his good friend, the pioneering pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont. It continues to be one of the brand’s most popular status symbols today and yes, it’s available at The Cartier Box.