Cartier’s latest book sheds light on their legacy

Cartier has announced the launch of a book called ‘Cartier: The Impossible Collection’. Written by French jewellery journalist, Hervé Dewintre, and published by Assouline, it is a high-end collection dedicated to jewellery, watchmaking, fashion and art of living.

Cartier is one of the world’s premier luxury jewellers since the nineteenth century. They evoke a world of artistry and beauty and a legacy of unequalled prestige. With their synthesis of technical ability and artistic sensitivity, global perspective and exacting perfection, they have ensured their continuing client loyalty and enduring renown.

The new book aims to shed light on Cartier’s great history and contributions to the world. The handcrafted Ultimate Collection volume features engaging texts revealing the stories behind the creation of their 100 most stunning and innovative objects and jewels. It consists of 224 pages and 195 illustrations.

Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is a fitting tribute to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with colour plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. It addresses a wide range of topics like jewellery, fashion, fine art, and the ‘Impossible Collections.’ Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. It is a collector’s item, bringing with it a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs.

The author, Hervé Dewintre, is a renowned journalist specializing in the luxury sector. He served for ten years as editor-in-chief of watches and jewellery at the French edition of the fashion magazine L’Officiel. He then worked as a freelance collaborator with leading national publications such as Le Point and Le Figaro. Furthermore, he is also a major consultant with major jewellery houses.

You can get a copy of the book here.

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