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Cartier pays tribute to design and exhibits at the Casa de Vacas Cultural Center in Madrid, its most emblematic creations of the Maison making a historical tour of contemporary and classic pieces.


The Centro Cultural Casa de Vacas del Parque del Retiro is hosting the Pavilion of Design until June 20. An exhibition in which the brand brings together, for the first time, the most emblematic creations of the Maison: Santos, Tank, Trinity, Love, Juste un Clou, Panthère and Ballon Bleu. In addition, they exhibit different vintage pieces of the Cartier Collection as the Love bracelet of the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, or the Nail bracelet designed by Aldo Cipullo in 1971.

Interior of the Pavilion of Design exhibition

Visitors will be immersed in the history of the brand, discovering the evolution of the design of the creations over time. In addition, the audiovisual installation #MyCartierDesign invites them to actively participate in it. Making protagonist of an interactive experience, arousing curiosity and inviting them to reflect on the representation of each design. In the same space, there are a large number of testimonies of personalities from different professional fields such as Quim Gutiérrez, Samantha Vallejo-Nágera, Nuria Roca, among others. They will narrate their personal and emotional bond with the brand’s designs.

The exhibition features the testimony of personalities narrating their experience with the firm.

Iconic watches

Alongside the main pieces on display we make a historical journey of the evolution of jewelry. The Ballon Bleu de Cartier emerged in 2007 with a new vision: to give more volume to the circle of the watch. Tank, that in 1917 the watch was inspired by military tanks. In 1904 it was created from Santos, square wristwatch, at a time when watches were round.  Finally, Panthère de Cartier, watch born in 1983, and which, in 2017 was reissued, being a referential image of free and triumphant femininity. .

Relojes de Cartier

From left to right: Ballon Bleu de Cartier, Tank, Santos De Cartier, Panthère De Cartier.

Iconic jewelry

The Love and Juste Un Clou bracelets, designed by Aldo Cipullo in the 1970s in New York. Loveis an oval bracelet, refined to perfection. It consists of two rigid, flat bows that must be screwed together with a special screwdriver. Juste Un Clou has a refined, radical and uncompromising line. They transform a simple nail into an exquisite jewel. With an adaptable oval that wraps around the wrist. Finally, the ring Trinity, designed in 1924, consists of three interlocking mobile gold rings in three colors.

Joyas de Cartier

From left to right: Love, Juste un Clou, Trinity

The exhibition, which can be visited free of charge until June 20, is open from Monday to Sunday, in uninterrupted hours from 10:00 to 21:30 hours. With a large margin of time for visitors to enjoy the pieces of the French house.

Noelia Fernández

Journalist passionate about culture, literature, arts and travel. I am interested in being able to listen to others and immerse myself in their stories, seeking the essence of each experience and giving voice to many that are not heard. I have been writing for Horse since June 2021.