Cartier’s jewelry and watch expositions are always a treat, making for a good reason to go abroad for a weekend break. So it’s great news that a new Cartier watch exhibition in London has opened this week. Here’s my take on why you should visit.
About George Cramer
While most people know me for my articles about Cartier, I also have a great affection for the independents. These small brands have to think out of the box to get noticed and survive, more often than not, this leads to very exciting and innovative watches.
This can probably also be traced back to my education in design and former profession, since I find the shape and look of a watch very important, while I am at the same time a stickler for details, which often have such a major impact of the watch as a whole, and can make or break the overall impression.
When not writing about Cartier or the Independents, I like to travel with my camera, around the globe while capturing the places, faces and of course watches that come across!
Entries by George Cramer
In April 2017, Cartier presented the new Juste un Clou Torque necklace, one of those pieces of jewelry that expresses sincere chic, making it a powerful statement of bold attitude. Once again, Aldo Cipulla hits the nail right on the head.
One of the coolest jewelry designers of 1960s New York was Aldo Cipullo.
Cipullo was an artist often surrounded by New York’s Studio 54 “in” crowd. The designer, who had his own clientele and his own collection, always dared to draw inspiration from everyday items such as a horseshoe or tank tracks, transforming them into jeweled marvels. He was an important figure in the contemporary history of Cartier. Read on to find out why.