What We Know
Naturally, here we tend to think of Cartier as a designer and maker of luxury US Cartier replica watches – which they are – but it doesn’t hurt for us to remind ourselves that Cartier is also a jeweler and, in fact, nothing less than one of the grand maisons of haute joaillerie dans le monde (how’s about that French? Nothing says fancy like saying it in French). You would therefore expect to find many instances in which the two domains overlap and you would be right; one such place is in the Coussin collection.
“Coussin” means “cousin” but it also means “cushion” (why the words for cousin and cushion should be homophones in French is a question perhaps best left to a cultural anthropologist, preferably a French one), and the cases of the high quality fake Cartier Coussin watches are, indeed, cushion-shaped. The rounded and inviting forms are of course, rigid to the touch at least most of the time, but this year Cartier has come up with something pretty unexpected: best Cartier Coussin replica watches with a cushion case that actually deforms under pressure, just like … well, like a cushion.
Before we get there, it is worth mentioning that the rigid-case top Cartier Coussin copy watches are nothing to sneeze at either. There are four models total, with three of them in two different sizes (30.44mm or 27.13mm), all with cases set with gems along an intricately twisted surface. Two of these models do something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before with the gem-setting – the stones (tsavorite, tourmaline, and diamond in one model, large only, and diamond and spinel in the other, available in a larger and smaller model) are brilliant cut but set inverted.
The round brilliant cut was invented by Marcel Tolkowsky, in 1919, and was the first modern cut scientifically calculated to maximize the return of light from the stone. The flat “table” is usually uppermost, with the pointed “pavilion” downward, inside the setting. For the two models in question, replica Cartier watches wholesale online has inverted the normal positioning of the brilliant cut stones so that the pavilion is actually uppermost, which seems pretty darned bold to me – I’m looking forward to seeing them in person because doing that seems to defeat the purpose of a brilliant cut, but I bet Cartier knows what they’re doing.
The models that are really going to get everyone talking, though, are the two with flexible cushion cases. These are larger cheap Cartier fake watches, at 39.3mm x 13.60mm. One model is in white gold and set with 1,011 brilliant cut diamonds on the case and dial. The other is set with brilliant-cut emeralds, sapphires (536, says Cartier, and I believe them), tsavorites, and tourmalines. Both are limited editions of 20 pieces each. There is a rigid inner case for the movement but the outer case is a flexible mesh of white gold, into which the precious gems are set – to touch one, as I had a chance to do just now in Geneva, is a most odd sensation, like clasping the hand of a marble statue and finding it warm and yielding in your grip.
What We Think
I think these are absolutely fan-freaking-tastic. The whole idea of making a cushion case that is an actual cushion seems outstandingly witty (admittedly, wit and humor are usually in short supply in the luxury world) and even the rigid-cased models are smartly done – who knows what gave 1:1 Cartier replica watches’ designers the idea of inverting a brilliant cut stone but it gives the cases a prickly glitter I don’t think I’ve ever seen anywhere else.
The flexible case models radiate light-hearted whimsy but as is so often true of Cartier’s watchmaking, there is a lot more technical sophistication than might be apparent at first glance. The white gold mesh is an interesting piece of engineering as well as a very gee-whiz tactile experience.
They’re all pretty nifty – of course, the 2022 replica Coussin de Cartier watches with flexible cases are the stars of the show, with a tactile party trick all their own, but their less-yielding cousins (see what I did there?) have their own charm, as well. Cartier probably could have sold gobs of best quality super clone Cartier Coussin watches without bothering to innovate so delightfully in case design and gem setting, but I’m glad they did, and gently poking the yielding side of a flexible model Coussin was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done, at a trade show or anywhere else.