Cartier classics in town

Singapore is the third city to get the maison's Vintage collection, a series of restored pieces from the 1970s to 2010s

Cartier's image, style and patrimony director Pierre Rainero (left) says the newly released vintage range capitalises on the maison's distinctive watch shapes. The collection includes (from far left) the Tonneau watch in a 1985 yellow-gold model and
Cartier’s image, style and patrimony director Pierre Rainero (above) says the newly released vintage range capitalises on the maison’s distinctive watch shapes.PHOTOS: CARTIER
The collection includes (from left) the Tonneau watch in a 1985 yellow-gold model and an extra-large 2005 model in pink gold; a 1993 Pasha de Cartier golf watch in yellow gold; and a 2003 Tortue Minute Repeater in yellow gold.
The collection includes (from left) the Tonneau watch in a 1985 yellow-gold model and an extra-large 2005 model in pink gold; a 1993 Pasha de Cartier golf watch in yellow gold; and a 2003 Tortue Minute Repeater in yellow gold.

For a while now, the secondary watch market has been dominated by a handful of "hot" brands: Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet.

But, in the last couple of years, one name has been gaining serious traction: Cartier.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2021, with the headline 'Cartier classics in town'. Subscribe