Limitless creativity, innovation, and style, discover unique and daring Baignoire mitten watch. A watch inserted into a gold and diamond mitten, developed in collaboration with a master glove-maker, made up of a supple rose gold mesh set with diamonds, surrounding a Baignoire Allongée watch with a diamond-paved dial hemmed with studs.
The idea behind Clash [Un]Limited was to create a collection that was limitless in terms of creativity, innovation and style, which resulted in limited-edition jewelry pieces including the unique and spectacular Baignoire mitten watch – a watch inserted into a gold and diamond mitten that dares to be extravagant and unexpected. The Clash [Un]Limited mitten watch has a second-skin effect that covers three quarters of the hand, achieved using 3D printing. This unique piece was developed at the innovation unit of the Maison des Métiers d’Art in collaboration with a master glove-maker who provided the initial design. Remarkably supple, it is made up of a rose gold mesh set with a constellation of diamonds surrounding a Baignoire Allongée watch with a diamond-paved dial hemmed with studs.
It constituted a major challenge for Cartier’s artisans who meticulously assembled thousands of tiny gold particles, welded together thanks to the extreme precision of lasers and small pliers inspired by microsurgery. It also called for a creative dialogue between all the different crafts and skills, starting with the watchmakers who were faced with the challenge of concealing the watch’s winding crown under the dial, followed by the jewelers who set, on an infinitely small scale, nearly 1600 diamonds.The Cartier mitten watch took two years to develop and almost 227 hours of work to complete.
New Cartier Ambassador Lily Collins is the face of the Clash [Un]limited jewelry collection and the Double C de Cartier bag
Free-spirited, energetic and authentic: who could better embody both the creative duality of the Clash [Un]limited collection and the French neoclassicism of the Double C de Cartier bag. A long-time friend of the Maison, actress Lily Collins is an individualist with a strong sense of elegance. Her curious and multifaceted nature echoes Cartier’s ambition to collaborate with individuals dedicated to deep commitments. “For me, being part of the Cartier family means joining a community of unique nonconformists who show great strength of character. Cartier is Paris, it’s this certain idea of elegance and French refinement which the Clash [Un]limited jewelry and the Double C bag embody with classic extravagance.”
In 2016, her role as a devout Baptist in the Warren Beatty film Rules Don’t Apply garnered her first Golden Globe nomination in the category of best actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy. Since then, Lily Collins’ versatility and adaptability have allowed her to take on a large variety of roles, notably in the Netflix original films Okja and To The Bone, the Amazon original The Last Tycoon, and even in David Fincher’s Mank, a Netflix original that tells the story of the conflict between director Orson Welles and screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz over who gets the screenplay rights for Citizen Kane. In this film, Lily Collins plays “Rita Alexander,” Mankiewicz’s secretary. In 2021, her outstanding performance in Emily in Paris earned her a second Golden Globe nomination. This series, which Collins also serves as a producer on, has now been nominated for an Emmy Award, the ceremony will take place on 19 September in Los Angeles.
In addition to being recognized internationally as an actress and producer, Lily Collins is actively involved with different nonprofit organizations, such as the GO Campaign, which raises funds to help orphans and vulnerable children both in the United States and throughout the world. She is the ambassador of their annual charity gala.