Cartier is working hard on their collection of Cufflinks these days. Last year we saw some amazing new models, after a quiet period with just some new silver models. Not that I have anything against silver cufflinks, in fact I find them ideal for daily life, but what will be released this autumn, is superb!
In the eighties Cartier had those amazing yellow gold Panthere heads. These were re-released, look stunning and are now in the collection. More affordable were the smaller Cheetah or Panthere links, in silver that look upwards, when they are inserted in the cuff. Cartier now went a step further and presents now ‘Black Panther Heads’ in black ceramic and green enamel eyes. The other end of the link is a ball shape with jade. These links are produced in a limited edition and make an excellent match with the Santos Dumont in ADLC, or even the Santos 100 in ADLC.
The only disadvantage of this great idea, is the fact that the size and the shape of the links, are completely identical to the Cheetah head cufflinks, that were released in 2012. Such a strong idea to launch black cufflinks, deserves a different mold. But cool they are!
The cufflinks with Bear head decor will not last long in the collection either, since the bear motif is quite popular and these are also produced as a limited edition. They are made in sterling silver with palladium finish and black lacquer eyes and nose. The cabochons are made in onyx.
Gold cufflinks octagonal. Stunning design in white gold, onyx and diamonds. This is a more serious pair of cufflinks and for some of us, maybe for more special occasions.
The yellow gold cufflinks with lady bird decor are quite unique. Produced in a limited edition for the connoisseur. The red lacquer in combination with the yellow gold and 6 diamonds, give a eye catching effect.
And the last pair, the gold sculpted links with turtle decor are very classy and discreet looking. The shield of the torte is sculpted calcedony, with diamonds set on the head, legs and shield. Very ‘evening wear’ links, that will steal the show at any occasion.
No pink gold cufflinks in the collection this year, but I guess nobody will complain with the current collection and what will come this autumn! Keep in mind that four of these models are limited editions, a fact that makes them quite desirable.