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The Rise And Fall Of Fine Watchmaking At Cartier: It’s Been Surprisingly Complicated

While the Collection Privée Cartier Paris was the definitive illustration of a time of forgotten elegance, the Fine Watch Making Collection, despite its extremely high quality and finishing, became one of the best examples of a disaster in the trend of pretentious haute horlogerie of the last decade. So what’s going on with Cartier’s high watchmaking division now?

Aldo Cipullo Hits The Nail On The Head: From Cult Designer To Cartier’s Cash Cow

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.