A classic jewellery motif adds a fresh twist to these new women’s watches.

Portrait of Tammy Strobel

Cartier’s reputation for stunning, form-forward jewellery and watches hits a shiny high with its new Maillon de Cartier women’s collection.

The chain-link aesthetic from the Panthere jewellery collection reappears with a fresh flash in the bracelets of these elegant Maillon (French for link) timepieces. Their hexagonal dials – polished to the same glassy sheen as each link – also accentuate the geometry.

There are six references in yellow, pink and white gold with varying degrees of ice. The most exclusive is the gem-set yellow gold model with a black lacquer dial. The limited-edition watch (50 pieces only) boasts 580 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 9.33 carats and another diamond set into the crown. It is also the only one to feature gold hands.