Putting on the ritz: Cartier does it in style in Sydney

Cartier’s new store in Sydney is the work of Parisian Architect Bruno Moinard and covers 700 square meters over two floors.

Ballon Bleu de Cartier 39 mm Flying Tourbillon watch, enamel dial,calibre 9452 MC -Poinçon de Genève- certified timepiece
Ballon Bleu de Cartier

Cartier has launched its spanking new product palace in Castlereagh Street Sydney, giving pride of place to watches.

The new salon is great news for watch aficionados, as it not only shows the brand’s selection in all its breadth, but sees timepieces from Cartier’s fine watchmaking manufacture coming to Australia, pieces that previously we could only admire from a distance.

Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar watch, calibre 9422 MC
Rotonde de Cartier perpetual calendar.

Initial masterworks include the Rotonde de Cartier L’Heure Mysterieuse Manual Mens Watch; the Rotonde de Cartier annual calendar; the Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar, calibre 9422 MC; and the Ballon Bleu de Cartier 39 mm Flying Tourbillon watch with enamel dial.

Rotonde de Cartier L'Heure Mysterieuse Manual Mens Watch
Rotonde de Cartier L’Heure Mysterieuse manual men’s watch

The flagship store is the work of Parisian Architect Bruno Moinard and covers 700 square meters over two floors with a façade featuring carved textured stone, bronzed finishes and the Cartier coat of arms.

Rotonde de Cartier annual calendar watch
Rotonde de Cartier annual calendar

Its oak-clad and bronze-toned interior boasts a two-storey spiral marble staircase and specially designed crystal chandelier. It will house high jewellery creations, precious objects and accessories, and on the first floor a dedicated diamond salon.

Befitting a luxury hotel, “private rooms are located throughout, clad in light shimmering silk-satin fabrics and pallets of gold and ivory.”  Well, this is Cartier.

With Graf and Van Cleef & Arpels now also heading our way with boutiques, it seems we’re being spoilt for choice.

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