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A Special Cartier Roundtable Discussion At Watches

While I was in Geneva for Watches & Wonders, we had the opportunity to form a special connection between a group of bona fide Cartier collectors and those who are helping to lead the brand in terms of heritage, design, and core product philosophy. Hosted in a lovely space deep within Cartier’s palatial booth at the fair in Geneva, I and some 13 Cartier-obsessed guests were given the chance to sit down with Pierre Rainero and other leaders from Cartier to talk about the brand’s direction, the latest novelties, and the classics that make the brand so appealing. The collected cast of participants includes some well-known names like Mike Nouveau, Philippe Brenninkmeijer, Sean Li, Yu Sekiguchi, Shengji Wu, Carlos Ortiz, Roy Davidoff, Ahmed Rahman, and Auro Montanari (aka John Goldberger). Offering a wealth of hands-on experience earned over decades of collecting Cartier, the guests were encouraged to provide unvarnished feedback informed by their own unique perspectives, and they were able to interact with the Cartier pieces.As something of a Cartier fan myself, I had the pleasure of leading the conversation alongside Pierre Rainero, Cartier’s esteemed Image, Style, and Heritage Director, and Yann Guillemot, the Product and Service Director. For aficionados of the brand, it was a rare treat to connect with those who play an active role in shaping Cartier’s future. high quality replica watches

The conversation delved into Cartier’s rich history and unparalleled commitment to innovation. Pierre and Yann shared their perspectives, seamlessly blending insights with the invaluable contributions of the collectors present. At the same time, hardcore collectors like Mike Nouveau and Roy Davidoff shared what brought them to the brand in the first place while considering what makes Cartier special and what the brand can do to more actively engage with its core audience while supporting its own unique appeal. high quality replica watches

Guests were treated to highlights of the brand’s core work in horology, including the latest from the Santos Dumont (a watch that tells time backward) and, of course, the latest iteration of the Tortue Monopusher Chronograph.The conversation focused on the personal connection that many of the guests have with the brand, their experiences with Cartier’s NSO customization work, and a consideration of how Cartier both shapes and reflects the more macro concepts common to the wider watch industry, be it customer relationships, a focus on heritage, the continued leveraging of vintage-inspired design, and much more. high quality replica watches

It’s easy to get lost in the rushing river of novelties that is Watches & Wonders, so it was an extra special and rare pleasure to be present with Cartier as it connected with this group and to experience the feedback and conversation firsthand. As such, I’d like to thank Cartier for making the event possible, and I’d like to offer a similar thanks to each and every guest for helping to be a part of a valuable and enlightening discussion.