Wild, graceful Cartier

Stars turn up at Cartier exhibition showcasing the brand's rich heritage and its emblem of choice, the panther

Highlight pieces at the Panthère de Cartier collection.

It has been over a century since the panther's debut by Cartier at a jewellery exhibition with its unmistakable pattern in onyx and diamonds on a ladies' wristwatch in 1914.

Three years later, the first figurative reproduction of a panther in platinum, onyx and diamonds adorned a cigarette case.

The Maison's menagerie has grown over time and is on display at the "Into The Wild" exhibition, which is being held at the Cartier Boutique in Iconsiam until Sunday.

The star-studded opening of the exhibition was attended by Kimberley Anne Woltemas, a friend of Cartier and a member of the Panthère community, as well as Anne Thongprasom, Pachara Chirathivat, Patsarakorn Chirathivat, Rasri Balenciaga Chirathivat and other distinguished guests such as Churairatana Bhirombhakdi, Kornkanok Yongsakul, Polpat Asavaprapha and Vatanika Patamasingh Na Ayudhya.

Cartier (Thailand) managing director Pornpreeya Vivadhnajat noted how the magnetic and indomitable creature has been interpreted into jewellery, timepieces, accessories and even fragrance under the Panthère de Cartier collection.

The sparkling creations and the brand's heritage can be discovered at the exhibition, which is divided into three zones.

Titled Jeanne Toussaint, La Panthère, the first zone recalls how the maison's first female creative director embraced the sleek feline as an inspiration for creations that expressed femininity in a contemporary way.

The second zone showcases the Panthère de Cartier collection under three design themes: naturalistic, graphic and abstract.

Highlights include the white gold Panthère de Cartier necklace embellished with onyx as well as brilliant-cut, orange, yellow and brown diamonds; platinum high-jewellery bracelet with mother of pearl, emerald, onyx and diamonds; and white gold graphic ring with onyx, emeralds and diamonds.

Timepieces include a diamond-paved model equipped with a quartz movement.

The third zone explores how the emblematic animal comes to life through inventive designs and meticulous craftsmanship that Cartier has nurtured since its establishment in Paris in 1874.

Until Sunday, the "Into The Wild" exhibition is open to the public from 11am to 7pm at Cartier Boutique, M Floor, Iconsiam.

 

Highlight pieces at the Panthère de Cartier collection.

Highlight pieces at the Panthère de Cartier collection.

Highlight pieces at the Panthère de Cartier collection.

Highlight pieces at the Panthère de Cartier collection.

Kritsanapoom Pibulsonggram, Vatanika Patamasingh Na Ayudhya, Paris Intarakomalyasut and Thiti Mahayotaruk.

Pornpreeya Vivadhnajat.

Sipim Sugunnasil and Kornkanok Yongsakul.

Kimberley Anne Woltemas.

Pachara Chirathivat, Anne Thongprasom and Polpat Asavaprapha.

Patsarakorn Chirathivat and Rasri Balenciaga Chirathivat.

Churairatana Bhirombhakdi, ML Auradis Diskul Snidvongs and Sarah Srichoomsin.

Chavalit Chittanant.

Supassara Thanachat.

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