Incorporating the Eastern creatures of fantasy into its high jewellery creations is nothing new for Cartier, but with the Dragon Mystérieux watch, the Maison has created something truly unique. The fierce and protective creature wraps itself around a mysterious dial in a swirl of diamond-set scales, with emerald eyes adding to its enigmatic nature. Between the dragon’s horns lies a faceted, cushion-shaped 23.77ct fire opal - a stone that symbolises life, strength and energy combined. The watch incorporates Cartier’s signature mystery movement which, invented in 1912, creates the illusion that the hour and minute hands are floating freely in space with no visible connection to the manual-winding calibre 9981 MC movement. More than 1,100 hours of work went into creating this unique high jewellery watch, combining mystery and mechanics like only Cartier could.
*This watch is priced at €1,300,000