Cartier know how to throw a party, last Friday, November 26 2010, in a historic moment for Cartier in Hong Kong, the revered “King of Jewellers” celebrated the grand opening of its Asian Flagship store in Prince’s Building, Central.
The boutique, a veritable treasure trove and a true jewel of the House, is destined to be a landmark on equal stature as the splendid boutiques on the famous avenues of Paris, London and New York. The occasion was also a significant milestone for Cartier in Asia, for it was at this very location that Cartier opened its first boutique in Asia in 1970 and is one of nine Cartier boutiques in Hong Kong.
Inside the building has a spectacular two-storey high-ceilinged entrance, the boutique extends more than 900 square metres in a fluid layout of interconnecting salons over three floors. Within elegant oak-clad and bronze-toned interiors, showcases of fine jewellery, special orders, timepieces, accessories, bridal collections and jewellery.Â In the exclusivity of a private room, special orders are handled and their most exceptional pieces of fine jewellery are presented. On the grand staircase a series of chandeliers and mirrored walls reflect and multiply the shimmering light.
And also to celebrate the grand opening, the most famous of Cartier\’s bejewelled beasts lies in wait. For more than 100 years, the panther has graced Cartier jewellery and a new Panther de Cartier collection will be released next year (2011) and will be previewed in Hong Kong first; proud precious gold and gem-studded cats reclining on pendants, sprawled across bracelets, purring on watch faces.
The extravagance is amazing and clearly Hong Kong is not suffering under the GFC!
Courtesy of Cartier
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