The panther has been associated with Cartier since it first appeared on a ladies’ wristwatch in 1914. With the Panthère Mystérieuse timepiece, Cartier’s iconic animal makes its mark on the world of ladies' watches once again. Featuring a 40mm rhodium-finished case in white gold and black lacquer, the watch is heavily set with brilliant-cut diamonds, and the dial is encircled by the image of a diamond-encrusted panther curling around its edges. With 533 brilliant-cut diamonds and eyes crafted from pear-shaped emeralds, this fascinating feline makes this Cartier watch worthy of its namesake. The hand-wound 9981 MC movement is somewhat hidden underneath the dazzling display of bejewelled wildlife, which employs a total of 158 parts and runs for at least two full days. An emblem of confident femininity and sophisticated elegance, the Cartier Panthère Mystérieuse watch is priced from €155,000.