Celebrating the Comeback of the Cartier Panthere W25022B9
Everything that’s old is new again and the Cartier Panthere W25022B9 Yellow Gold Ladies Watch is no exception. This watch was first introduced in 1984 but was recently resurrected due to popular demand. It features a sleek and elegant design, and, of course, the famous Cartier name. Find out why this watch is one that is so nice they introduced it twice.
Cartier Panthere W25022B9 Yellow Gold Ladies Watch Features
Case: This watch’s features are what sets it over the top. The case is the piece that encloses the face of the watch. This model has an 18K white gold case that measures 22.0×22.0 in diameter. On the small side, this makes it an elegant piece for a woman’s wrist. It is also in accordance with current trends that are straying from oversized looks.
Crystal: The crystal of a watch refers to the clear cover that goes over the dial. This watch features a sapphire crystal. Preferred in the luxury field, the sapphire crystal is extremely strong and scratch and shatter resistant.
Dial: The dial or face of this watch is extremely attractive featuring a basic white with Roman numeral markers and blue hands. The overall appearance of the dial maintains the watch’s elegant appearance.
Bracelet: The bracelet is made of 18K yellow gold links and a sturdy fold over clasp. A distinct feature of the watch, it is fashioned to resemble a layer of bricks with rounded links that come together to blanket the wrist elegantly. It is extremely comfortable and will fit a 5.5” wrist.
Movement: The watch features Quartz movement. The movement of a watch refers to the engine of the watch that acts as a powerhouse to make it function. Movements can be Quartz or mechanical. With a Quartz movement watch, you can see the second hand tick off each second individually. This type of movement makes for a very accurate watch that requires minimal maintenance.
The Reintroduction of the Watch
This Cartier Panthere watch was first introduced in 1984. The model may be the ultimate representative of the signature Cartier motif. It’s multiple references and price points seem to be something the market is calling for again. The design seems to bear little difference from its original state featuring a square case with screws on the bezel, a railway track index, Roman numerals and the tiny Cartier logo appearing on the X digit. This feature helps to distinguish it from counterfeit models.
The Panther line discontinued in the early 2000’s but is now being brought back with a full collection in three sizes. These will include a pave version, a lacquer and gold version, a rose gold version and a yellow gold version (as described above). Prices will range from $4,000 to $14,000.
Though the design is basically the same as the original, there have been changes made to the bracelet construction and movements.
Along with the basic models that were reintroduced, the Panther has also been made available in high jewelry form. These include the Panthere Royale which was inspired by the famous panther and sapphire brooch made by Cartier in 1949. It was made for the Duchess of Windsor featuring concentric circles set with diamonds surrounding a Panther, also set with diamonds.
The watch features the panther surrounded by the circles sitting atop the watch’s face. The band is leather.
Another high jewelry Panthere design is one fully set with diamonds and sapphires. The pentagon shaped sapphires are featured in Cartier’s signature fur setting made of 18K twisted gold. The watch features a bejeweled band and a panther which encircles the watch’s face.
A third design also features a number of diamonds in a lacey setting meant to imitate a panther’s spotted coat.
The New Watch vs the Old Watch
As stated before, many of the design features of the Cartier Panthere have remained the same. Yet there are some differences as well. One major difference is the watch’s cases. They are now available in only two sizes, a 22mm case and a 27 mm case. Because of this, the watch is exclusively positioned as a woman’s watch. This is in comparison to previous models that were available in a number of sizes and suited for both men and women.
Like old times, the Cartier Panthere is still available in yellow gold, white gold, two tone gold and steel and all steel. However, there is now a new avant-garde rose gold version with black lacquer detailing. There are also the many new high luxury designs as previously mentioned above.
There is also speculation that the watch could be adding a date feature some time in the future.
Celebrities Who Wear the Cartier Panthere
Back in the day, the Cartier Panthere was a very popular model. It was featured on the wrist of many celebrities including Pierce Brosnan, Tina Turner and Keith Richards.
The watch also made several on screen appearances including its cameo in the 1987 film Wall Street. There, the watch could be seen gracing the wrist of Charlie Sheen’s character.
Madonna wore her watch almost continuously during the period when she was dating Carlos Leon. This also marks the era when she gave birth to Lourdes and played Evita for the 1996 film. In fact, she loved the watch so much she gave one to Alanis Morisette to congratulate her on her success with the Jagged Little Pill album.
Madonna’s friend Gwyneth Paltrow was also rarely without her Panthere in the mid 90’s. She was seen wearing it often when the press was following her closely due to her engagement to Brad Pitt.
The watch continues to enjoy its celebrity status being featured at a number of star studded events planned to celebrate its relaunching. This includes one that took place at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on May 5, 2017. The A-list of guests included Dakota Johnson, Kirsten Dunst, Sienna Miller and Sofia Coppola.
Sofia Coppola and Cartier
And speaking of the famous director, Sofia Coppola actually created a short film for Cartier about the watch which was released on social media and in theaters on June 1, 2017.
Coppola is known as a fashion icon and has long been the muse of designer Marc Jacobs. To mark the reintroduction of the Cartier Panthere, she was given complete freedom to create a commercial around the collection. She has long been a fan of the luxury brand.
The commercial features Australian actress Courtney Eaton (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Brooklyn and Amanda Sudano, performer daughters of Donna Summers. It shows off the watch’s diversity as a model wears it while engaging in a number of activities including swimming, driving around town and a night out in the city.
The Cartier Name
One of the great things about the Cartier Panthere is that it comes with the reputation the Cartier name always brings.
The company was founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis Francois Cartier. It remained under family control until 1964. Today it maintains its headquarters in France and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA in Switzerland.
Over the years, Cartier has built its reputation as a luxury brand to celebrities and royalty alike. King Edward VII of England referred to Cartier as the “jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers”. For his coronation, Edward ordered 27 tiaras from Cartier. He also issued Cartier a royal warrant in 1904. Spain, Portugal, Russia, Siam, Greece, Serbia, Belgium, Romania, Egypt and more soon followed suit.
Today, Cartier continues its reputation making pieces that were heavily featured in the royal wedding.
Cartier is well known for its jewelry and wristwatches. One of its best known pieces is the Bestiary which is a diamond necklace created for Bhupinder Singh the Maharaja of Patiala and the ‘Santos’ wristwatch of 1904.
How to Wear Your Cartier Panthere
The Cartier Panthere is a luxury every day watch. It can be worn for both casual and formal affairs. Its elegance assures it will work in a number of situations from work to play. Because of its elegant setting, it can also be combined with other bracelets for a trendy stacking effect.
Your Cartier Panthere will provide the perfect complement for any outfit, whether it’s a business suit, a cute dress or even just jeans and a tee shirt. And yes, it’s perfectly acceptable to mix metals. If you purchase the yellow gold watch, feel free to wear it with your finest white gold and platinum pieces or dress it down with some great costume-y accessories.
How to Care for Your Cartier Watch
Because your Cartier watch will be a great every day item, you must also be careful to maintain it so that it lasts for a long time. Some tips for maintenance include:
Keep your watch away from prolonged exposure to magnetism.
Avoid wearing another bracelet on the same wrist as the one you are wearing your watch on.
Do not wear your watch while sleeping.
Avoid wearing your watch while playing sports like golf or tennis.
Avoid extreme temperature changes and humidity which may be present in saunas.
Although the watch is water resistant, it will require maintenance to make sure that it does not get damaged when submerged. Water resistance is ensured by sealed gaskets, but these can undergo deterioration as time goes on. Therefore, it is recommended that you have a water resistance check done regularly.
You should also not go into water until you are sure the crown of your watch is fully pushed into its case.
After swimming, make sure to rinse your watch in clean water to neutralize the harmful effects of seawater and chlorine.
The battery of your watch should be changed every two to three years. This is best done at a Cartier boutique or by an authorized dealer. It is important not to leave in old batteries to avoid corrosion.
Service should also be performed regularly on your watch to ensure the movement of the watch is maintained. This should be done once every five years. It will serve to maintain the precision of your watch’s movement.
The Cartier Panthere’s bracelet is a signature feature that also requires maintenance. It is recommended that you clean the bracelet every two months using the cleaning kit that was offered to you at the time of purchase.
Where Can I Buy the Cartier Panthere?
The Cartier Panthere can be purchased at a number of retail and online outlets. However, one recommended source is Boca Raton jewelers Diamonds by Raymond Lee.
Diamonds by Raymond Lee have the Cartier Panthere W25022B9 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Watch available in stock, affordably priced at $7,4995. The watch comes with a Diamonds by Raymond Lee presentation box and 1 year warranty. Those that are fans of the Cartier Panthere collection might also want to check out their Cartier Panthere 18K Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Ladies Watch.
Diamonds by Raymond Lee has been a trusted jeweler in the Boca Raton area for over 30 years. They have built a trusted reputation in their community during that time. However, they pride themselves in updating with the times, making sure that their selection appeals to both modern and classic sensibilities. They offer a wide selection of watches, rings, bracelets, pins, earrings and more.
If you don’t live in the Boca Raton area, you can still take advantage of Diamonds by Raymond Lee’s terrific selection and prices. Their web site offers an excellent online experience to shoppers from all over the world.
If you are in the market for a terrific, luxury watch, the Cartier Panthere is one to look out for. Its style has clearly endured the test of time making for a much publicized reintroduction after all these years. If you are thinking about purchasing this watch, consider Diamonds by Raymond Lee as your place to buy. Their knowledgeable staff, great reputation and exquisite selection will make for an overall superior shopping experience.