The Cartier La Dona de Cartier watch is a stunningly designed luxury timepiece that illuminates the exotic preferences of a luminous film star as well as the mastery of luxurious design and superb craftsmanship – two facets virtually synonymous with the house of Cartier.
A tribute to the sensual Mexican actress and Cartier patron Maria Felix, the La Dona de Cartier watch is modeled after the magnificent necklace which the star commissioned from Cartier after a visit to the Paris boutique in 1975 — accompanying her on this trip was a live baby crocodile, which the flamboyant actress requested be a model for a stunningly original piece of luxury jewelry. The result was a singular masterpiece of the jeweler’s art and a uniquely personal homage to a luminous celebrity.
Like the original Cartier necklace made famous by Maria Felix, the La Dona de Cartier watch evokes a sensuality which is inspired by the exotic form and untamed reptilian savagery of the crocodile.
Supple, fluid, and unique, the interlocking bracelet links display superlative finish and flow harmoniously to offer an exceptional comfort on the wrist, as well as a strikingly stylish presence. The trapeze-shaped case excites with its asymmetric form, counterbalancing the classical details of the elegant Roman numeral dial, with its silver sun-pattern decoration, and blued steel sword hands.
The Cartier La Dona de Cartier watch is presented in both small and large sizes, and is available in 18K yellow, white, or pink gold, as well as stainless steel. Magnificent diamond-set versions, including those with full pave setting reveal the enviable skill of Cartier’s master jewelers, while versions with alligator straps and finely crafted deployant clasps are ideal for those who desire the mystique of this luxury watch, but prefer maximal subtlety.
The singular, exotic elegance of this modern Cartier classic is thus tailored to the widest array of expressive preferences.
Fitted with a highly precise, battery-operated quartz movement, each Cartier La Dona de Cartier timepiece is a superbly reliable timekeeper.
As is the case with every Cartier watch, the La Dona de Cartier is fitted with an extremely hard crystal crafted from synthetic sapphire. All models are water resistant to 30 meters.