Cartier Panthère 18K
"The Panthère is out"
The Panther has always been an animal and symbol associated with the Cartier brand. The use of it dates back to 1914, when Louis Cartier became a patron of George Barbier, a well respected French illustrator. He commissioned him for a painting of a woman alongside a Panther: this artwork was to be printed onto a formal invitation pamphlet to a fine horology exhibition. Cartier was so mesmerised by the sheer elegance of the big cat to the point where he made the Panther as the symbol of the brand. A few months later, the Parisian maison releasd the first Panthère wristwatch: characterised by the generous use of diamonds and onyx, reflecting the Panther’s majestic and sleek appearance. Cartier presented the first “commercial” line of the Panthère back in 1983. It immediately became not only a flagship model for the maison, but for the entire watch industry thanks to its radically new design elements such as its case shape, and its use of a modern quartz movement. Remember, we were at the height of the “quartz crisis”, where traditional mechanical movements were being pushed out of the spotlight by more accurate – but less fascinating – quartz ones. When launched in the ’80s, this model was meant to cater for many different wrists. In fact it came in four different sizes: mini, small, medium and large, meaning that it was meant to be worn by both men and women alike. This was also in part thanks to its very meticulously calculated designs, allowing it to be worn comfortably as an everyday watch. The bracelet was unmistakeably Cartier, being called the Panthère mesh, an arrangement of links that wrapped softly around the wrist. This was a common trait from jewellery from the 1980s.
Cartier was founded in 1847 in Paris by the jeweller Louis-François Cartier, who in 1899 handed over to his three sons. They would establish the company internationally, not least by making the Cartier name a favourite among the crowned heads of Europe. Named ""King of Jewellers, Jeweller of Kings"", the brand was quick to turn its attention to watches. Many have become modern-day icons, such as the Santos (1904), the first wristwatch actually ever created, the Tortue (1912) and the Tank (1919). They were followed by other noteworthy creations, including the Pasha, the Santos 100, the Ballon Bleu and the Calibre. The Cartier family retained ownership of the firm until 1964. It is now part of the Richemont Group.
Glass: Saphire Crystal
Case Material: 18ct. Full Gold
Bezel Material: 18ct. Full Gold
Case Back Material: 18ct. Full Gold
Dial Handstyle: Cartier Hands
Number Of Stones: 9
Clasp Type: Pin Buckle
Clasp Material: 18ct. Full Gold
Watches with metal or precious metal straps often have a fixed length. To make sure that the watch fits you, measure the circumference of your wrist using our template and compare it with the information under "Strap".
In case it does not fit, please contact us shortly. Each band can be customized, which we will gladly do for you.
14d Functional Warranty
Your vintage watch comes with a two weeks functional warranty. You can extend your warranty to one year by buying an additional service. Click here if you would like to extend your warranty to 1 year.
We work with a reputable and insured delivery partner to ensure that your parcel is dispatched the following business day after receipt of payment. On average, our clients within Europe can expect to receive their package within 2-5 business days, while those outside of Europe can anticipate a delivery time of 2-8 business days, depending on the carrier.
In short, we’re not that difficult when it comes to returns and exchanges. We firmly stand behind our products and do our utmost best to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. You have the right to return your purchase within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the product and there’s no need to tell us why. If you wish to return your item, simply let us know and we will arrange a collection. Once returned to us, we will reimburse the relevant amount ras voucher for zrhbrg.ch, including the costs of delivery and excluding the return costs.
The authenticity of your watch is guaranteed by our qualified and licensed watchmakers based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Every watch is covered by a working guarantee.
In addition, you can have the watch fully serviced before delivery , in which case we give you a 1-year functional guarantee. The warranty is worldwide valid. This will enable you to receive assistance regardless of your country of residence.
Personal taste can evolve. To ensure the right fit, you can trade in your watch purchased on Zurichberg anytime and upgrade to a new timepiece. Your personal timepiece can thereby evolve with you along your journey through life.
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The passport proofs authenticity and your rightful ownership. Your digital asset is stored on the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a highly secure distributed ledger.
5 Reasons for Vintage
Watches that only a few wearReason Nr. 1
Nowadays, many high-quality watches are mass-produced. Vintage watches were often made in very small series with skilled craftsmanship instead of robots.
Quality that endures generationsReason Nr. 2
In earlier eras, watches were designed to last forever, including the components. There is no such thing as obsolescence. That is what we consider quality at Zurichberg.
Polarizing and characteristic designsReason Nr. 3
Today, only a few watch manufacturers can afford to launch polarising products and therefore produce watches that are aesthetically pleasing to all.
Value for MoneyReason Nr. 4
Vintage watches are overall cheaper than new watches. This is because new watches fulfill the essential financial objectives for the manufacturers, whereas vintage watches are financially "depreciated", so to speak.
Longevity that feels greatReason Nr. 5
We believe that in order to move towards a more sustainable future, it is absolutely necessary and logical to develop a sense for the quality of the past and to reuse products instead of producing new ones.