A few weeks before the opening of the SIHH 2016, Cartier is once again shown great creativity by unveiling its Panthères et Colibri Calibre 9915 MC. This is both a spectacular high jewelry piece and a very interesting complication. Telling the time is not the highest priority of this watch; instead, we have front and center a panther with a hummingbird above (“colibri” is French for hummingbird.) Pressing the crown activates the dial animation: a baby panther in pink gold emerges from below its mother, while the hummingbird ascends along an arc, with the distance it travels to escape the pouncing infant showing the remaining power reserve.
The movement is Cartier caliber 9915 MC, 36.18mm x 5.45mm. The case is in 18k white gold; with the panther in rhodium finished 18k white gold as well; Mom is set with 270 brilliant cut diamonds, with her spots in black laquer; the 42.75mm case is set with 314 brilliant cut diamonds. The watch provides a power reserve of 72 hours minimum. It comes with black alligator strap (deployant folding clasp with 43 brilliant cut diamond). Also available with gem-set bracelet.