Cartier Cloche for The Horology Club
In a remarkable demonstration of its deep-rooted affection for the artistry of Cartier, The Horology Club (THC) is thrilled to unveil two special pieces born from Cartier's NSO program made exclusively for the community. This marks a significant moment in THC's history, and is a celebration of THC's longstanding admiration for Cartier's legacy in the world of fine watchmaking.
Since its establishment, The Horology Club has celebrated Cartier's unique ability to blend traditional craftsmanship with timeless elegance, making it a favorite among discerning collectors. Nicknamed the "King of Shapes", Cartier is long known for its iconic shaped watch creations, which inspired THC to create two special shaped pieces through Cartier's NSO program - the Tank Cintree and the Cloche.
The Cartier Cloche, with its distinctive shape and historical significance, blends impeccable craftsmanship with unique design, which makes it a natural choice for a special order for THC. The Cloche made for THC has been nicknamed the "Belle Pêche" (which translates to Beautiful Peach) by THC's founders, is a testament to THC's profound reverence for Cartier's unparalleled creativity and design language.
The Essence of "Belle Pêche": A Celebration of Color and Craftsmanship
The "Belle Pêche" features a captivating peach-coloured dial, inspired by the dial color of the 90th anniversary Santos Dumont, echoing the nickname of Beautiful Peach. The center of the dial is adorned with a twisting guilloche pattern reminiscent of a tornado, first introduced in a special edition Santos Dumont XL released in 2021, adding depth and texture to the watch's appearance.
Design Excellence: A Fusion of Elegance and Innovation
Adorning the dial are elegant black Roman numerals and a striking burgundy-colored railway track (chemin de fer), a nod to Cartier's signature color and the iconic ruby crown on the brand's platinum pieces. Within the railway track lies a clever secret signature at the indices 8, 5, and 2, marked with the letters T, H, and C, representing the telephone country code for Hong Kong, the home of The Horology Club.
The Cartier Cloche "Belle Pêche" is an extraordinary timepiece that blends traditional elegance and modern flair. It is a tribute to the club's base in Hong Kong, a nod to Cartier's illustrious history, and a significant addition to the collection of THC members.
Case Diamensions: 37.15mm x 28.75mm
Case Material: Platinum
Caliber: Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, 1917 MC
Limited Edition: 10 pieces
THC Ref.: THC04S