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Panthère de Cartier Watch
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Panthère de Cartier Watch

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Even as luxury timepieces go, the Panthère de Cartier watch boasts an impressive list of admirers: Madonna sported a gold one while filming Evita in the early 1990s; Gwyneth Paltrow wore a steel model to the 1997 premiere of Boogie Nights and — despite its launch as a woman’s timepiece — the Panthère also graced the wrists of Keith Richards and Pierce Brosnan in the 1980s and 1990s.

Cartier first released the watch in gold and two-tone options in 1983 and then added a steel version in 1991. Its stylistic history, however, dates back much further. In 1904, Louis Cartier (1875–1942), the grandson of Cartier founder Louis-François Cartier, designed the legendary jewelry house's first men's wristwatch — and, indeed, the world’s first pilot's timepiece — a leather-strapped model for his friend Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. Cartier’s design was functional above all else; the wearable version was far more practical for in-flight consultation than the pocket watches of the era. In 1911, Cartier released the Santos de Cartier watch, which was modeled after Santos-Dumont’s original and bears a rounded square face that is undoubtedly familiar to modern-day admirers of the Panthère.

When the Panthère watch emerged many decades later, during the 1980s — panther spots made an appearance on a women's watch in as early as 1914 — Cartier had already long been recognized as a manufacturer of haute horlogerie, which refers to the highest standard in watchmaking. In addition to the Santos, the luxury jewelry house had released the Tank, Baguette, Tortue and Maxi Oval watches. The Panthère was a seductive new addition to Cartier’s stable: Its rounded square face shape and visible bezel screws, paired with Cartier’s signature serifed Roman numerals, made it feel at once modern and classic.

After the watch was discontinued in the early 2000s, vintage Panthères remained considerably valuable in resale, and in 2017, it made its triumphant return. Cartier now offers dozens of versions of the timepiece, including double- and triple-wrap bracelets, a series of cuffs and a diamond-encrusted panther spot version. Although some early 2000s models have date boxes, they are absent on most vintage and all current models, which run on a standard quartz movement.

For Panthère enthusiasts, it’s the most comfortable Cartier on the market, and understandably so: In addition to its curved lugs, the Panthère boasts a strap comprised of much smaller and slightly rounded links than Cartier’s other models, lending it a silky, sultry, almost serpentine movement on the wrist — much like its namesake animal.

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Cartier Panthere Quartz Ladies Watch 1320
By Cartier
Located in MIAMI, FL
Gorgeous timeless Cartier Panthere 22 mm watch. Watch is in excellent working condition, keeping perfect time. Light wear is shown on case and strap. Back of watch still has origina...
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Cartier Brown Leather Gold Hardware Travel Watch Storage Case
By Cartier
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Cartier Paris brown leather gold hardware roll travel watch storage case roll bag. Velvet lining great to store your love bracelet or Cartier or Hermès watches. Cartier travel watc...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Leather

Cartier Panthere Ladies Gold Silver Dial Blue Enamel and Diamond Set Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Very Rare 18k Yellow Gold Panthere Ladies Wristwatch, silver dial with roman numerals and a secret signature at "X", blued steel sword shaped hands, a fixed 18k yellow gold bezel s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold, Enamel

Cartier Panthère Mini 18 Karat Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Cartier Panthère Mini 18 Karat Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies Wristwatch Circa 1990 A rare lady’s Cartier Panthere Mini quartz wrist-watch of 18 karat yellow gold. With a white dial, R...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Cartier "Panthère de Cartier" Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier! "Panthère de Cartier" classic timepiece with quartz movement, is designed with a square shaped dial encrusted with and surrounded by rows of brilliant cut round diamonds. ...
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Late 20th Century Artist Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Rare Art Deco Panthere Ladies 18k Yellow Gold Diamond & Enamel Set Dial
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A 22 mm Very Rare 18k Yellow Gold Art Deco Diamond & Enamel Set Panthere Ladies Wristwatch, pavé diamond and black enamel set dial, a fixed 18k yellow gold bezel set with 9 round bri...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Cartier Panthère Unisex Yellow Gold XL Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007458 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Panthère Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 0 Age: 1990 Gender: Unisex Complete With: Cartier Box Dial: White Roman Glass: Sapphire ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Mini Panthere Yellow Gold Diamond Set Flower Motif Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k Yellow Gold Panthere Mini Ladies Wristwatch, white mother of pearl dial with roman numerals and a secret signature at "X", blued steel sword shaped hands, a fixed 18k yellow g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Gold Panthere
By Cartier
Located in Princeton, NJ
Brand: Cartier Model: Panthere Reference: 106000 Movement: Quartz Year: 2000 - 2010 Material: 18kt Yellow Gold Size: Medium Crystal: Sapphire Bracelet: 18kt Yellow Gold
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Panthère Ruban Stainless Steel and Mother of Pearl Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful Cartier Panthère Ruban Stainless Steel & Mother of Pearl Wristwatch Steel Case with pink mother of pearl dial 22 mm case size Quartz movement Original Cartier deployment cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel

Cartier Panthere White Gold Heart Diamond Dial LE Ladies Watch 1660
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Panthere White Gold Heart Diamond Dial LE Ladies Watch 1660. Quartz movement. 18k white gold case 22.0 x 22.0 mm (28.0 including the lugs). Octagonal crown set with the blue ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Panthere Large Unisex Watch
By Cartier
Located in Firenze, IT
Stainless steel case with yellow metal bezel. Signed quartz calibre 687 with quick date set. Silvered dial with Roman numeral hour markers, date aperture to three. Fitted to a signed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Panthere 18 Karat Rose Gold Small Ladies Watch WGPN0006 Unworn
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Panthere 18k Rose Gold Small Ladies Watch WGPN0006 Unworn. Quartz movement. 18k rose gold case 22.0 x 22.0 mm (30.0 including the lugs). Octagonal crown set with the blue sap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold, 18k Gold