Jewellery that simultaneously champions and eschews classic forms, that balances clean design with an excess of energy, and a serious spirit with original charm, Clash de Cartier shakes up the Maison’s aesthetic heritage of studs, beads and clous carrés. Together, they form a singular, ribbed mesh which becomes Cartier’s new jewellery signature as imagined by the design studios.
It is a chic balancing act, a mix and match of aristocratic codes. This jewellery takes a swipe at protocol, tradition and liberty. A clash of attitudes.
A two-sided jewel Jewellery that’s sharp? Yes, but soft to the touch. Geometric? Yes, but generously sized and feminine. Mechanical? Yes, as all of the pieces are assembled yet free to move.
It is fixed yet moveable. At its essence is opposition: bright, feminine curves and soft contours are contrasted with the nervous tension of a taut structure.
Liberated jewellery with a good heritage:
Clash possesses an innate sense of proportion that draws on pure Cartier style. In volumes and reliefs, circles and squares, the collection honours the Maison’s penchant for geometry which dates back to the 1930s.
A classic style? No! It’s neo-classical, singular, unisex, whimsical. Bright, flowing, pulsating, the range breaks up the conventional architecture of shapes. The studs are held in place but free to move. This subtle motion entices light to flit and flicker; the metal seems softer.
Crafted in 4N pink gold, the rings can be stacked and layered in all versions. Male. Female. No judgment.
Deceptively simple lines:
Behind the clean lines and even spacing, Clash de Cartier is a highly complex feat of craftsmanship.
How are the studs interconnected yet mobile? The ingenious articulated mechanism was entirely developed by the jewellery workshops. Each element is mounted and polished.
Each step calls for a new technique, just the right tool. Each piece is precisely calibrated to magnetise the forces, to hold the studs in place. The buff-top domed clous carrés are finished with a bright polish that is produced over a series of operations.
In a final sophisticated Cartier jewellery touch, the inside of each piece is delicately scalloped for comfortable wear.
Clash de Cartier – XL
Too much or not enough? Classic or eccentric? Clash cultivates contrasts. The collection’s latest pieces intensify the clash of two opposing attitudes in an XL version.
Balancing clean design with a larger size, it multiplies the effect of the Maison’s great codes: ultra-contemporary beads and studs form a generously proportioned ring, earring, bracelet and necklace.
What remains is the sensation of fluidity and mobility, a singular, ribbed mesh becomes Cartier’s new jewellery signature.
Clash de Cartier – Supple
Balancing clean design and an excess of energy, serious spirit and original charm: Clash cultivates contrasts. A two-sided jewel that Cartier makes sensual for the wearer with supple versions.
A new free and delicate sensation with the ribbed mesh of Clash that gently reveals its links on the skin. Studs, clous carrés and beads, their mobility is doubled with total fluidity.
A rose gold necklace and bracelet, both fully articulated, which combine bright, feminine curves and soft contours within the lively tension of a taut structure.