Do the time warp with the Cartier Crash watch, a design icon since 1967 that still delivers a tremendous impact today.
Creativity can come from the most unusual places, but if it’s in the hands of Maison Cartier, even the silhouette of a war tank can ignite the imagination dreamed up by Louis Cartier in 1917. Fifty years later in “Swinging London”, an even more bizarre source of inspiration was to be the genesis of the Crash - a timepiece oozing with groovy surrealism and edgy defiance. According to most accounts, Jean-Jacques Cartier, head of Cartier London at the time, was inspired by the remains of a Cartier timepiece retrieved from a blazing car crash. Melted and distorted almost beyond recognition, the mangled Baignoire Allongé model is the purported muse behind the Cartier Crash watch.
Urban legend or not, the unconventional Crash watch, with its asymmetric contours and underground appeal, was snapped up by the trendsetters of the late 1960s, including designers Mary Quant and Tommy Nutter. The original Crash watch was presented in a gold case with a white dial and psychedelic Roman numerals, with the words Cartier London printed in the centre of the dial and a barrel-shaped LeCoultre calibre hidden under the caseback.
And this is the astonishing fact about the Cartier Crash watch: no matter how surreal the warped case might look, reminding you of one of Dali’s melting pocket watches in his painting The Persistence of Memory, it is still 100% Cartier. The classic Roman numerals, the blued steel baton hands, and the sapphire cabochon leave no doubt whatsoever about its provenance.
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MONTEREY CAR WEEK & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE
AUGUST 11 - 20, 2017
A tradition going back over half a century, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is where the world's collector cars meet and compete. Only the 200 best collector cars in the world roll onto the legendary 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, and only a handful of those will receive official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy.
But the Concours is only the final event in a packed week celebrating the classic automobile! All over Monterey County, classic cars take to streets, golf courses, parks and the world-renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, surrounding visitors with automobiles from yesteryear.
Need to experience Monterey Auto Week on a budget? Make sure to refer to our Concours on a Shoestring page.
Be sure to visit Mark Areias Jewelers during Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue event 10:00 am–5:00 pm on Tuesday August 15th 2017.
Thousands of pre-owned, store display and unworn watches now available.
Many name brands available in stock including Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Omega, Panerai, Corum, Chopard, Breitling, Audemars Piguet and more! Search new arrivals, prices, reference and model numbers.
Friday was a picture perfect day for golf at Pebble Beach Friday as crews worked to put the final touches on the set-up for AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Pebble Beach Company says it's been getting lucky with the weather all year, and with next week's forecast in hand, it looks like the luck will hold.
"I know the one prediction that's real is that it is going to be nice and warm and sunny," said RJ Harper. executive vice president of Pebble Beach Co.
Harper is confident the Monterey Peninsula will be sparkling for the big tournament, because so far this winter, the weather has been working in his favor.
"The rains have come in increments of time that have made it absolutely perfect for growing grass. We've never had days where we couldn't mow the grass. Everyday has been glorious," he said.
El Nino has made for some slightly wetter turf than preferable, but it has also brought out the green around Pebble Beach, where last year it was brown.
Golfers were out Friday, getting the last rounds in before the pros take over next week. Some of the golfers are in town on Stay and Play Packages.
"I'm here with some business associates, so I am playing here this weekend, and then going to the Super Bowl on Sunday," said Gerry Fay, who admitted his lot was a good one.
For Fay, it was his first time playing Pebble, and he said it would affect his view of the tournament.
"Now when I am watching it on television, I can have a real appreciation for what they have to put up with, and how good they really are to be able to shoot what they shoot from where they shoot," he said.
Harper said preparation starts a year ahead of time for the Pro-Am, and hundreds of hours go into setting up tents, stadiums, and outdoor venues.
Big name celebrities have signed on again this year. The tournament is welcoming back Justin Timberlake, and Toby Keith is making his debut this year.
While Harper is not naming names, he said some of the players were already in town, as of Friday, to enjoy some extra time on the Central Coast.
"A couple of people are here already who have not played here before on the celebrity list, but most of them start arriving on Monday," he said.
Harper said everyone on the list will be in town on Tuesday. To find out who will be there, find the full list here: http://www.attpbgolf.com/players/
Pebble Beach and the Monterey Peninsula in California thrive each August as the center of the motoring universe. The area hosts the convergence of two major events, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, offering an unbeatable combination of beauty and technology. The Concours pays homage to the past with prized collector cars displayed on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, while making history with the latest new car debuts. Other automotive events held around the area cater to a variety of interests, whether it is sophisticated German technology, sleek Italian coachwork, or delightful minis. Pebble Beach Automotive Week truly has something to offer every enthusiast.
Be sure to visit Mark Areias Jewelers during Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue event 10:00 am–5:00 pm on Tuesday August 11th 2015.
Mark Areias Jewelers is featured in Monterey Peninsula 65 Degrees Summer 2015 Magazine. Click on the link below!