The Cartier flagship boutique in Hong Kong Featured

The store in the Prince's Building opens its second phase

by 18 January 2012

The ‘King of Jewellers, Jeweller of Kings’ originally ascended to its throne in Hong Kong in 1970, being one of the first international luxury jewellers to open a boutique in the historic Prince’s Building. In the following decades, it established its status as an authoritative jeweller in Asia. At the end of 2010, Cartier occupied the entire corner of the Prince’s Building with its brand new 3-floor Asian flagship, just a few steps from its historic boutique. Cartier continues to expand its kingdom, officially inaugurating phase two of the flagship.

Located in the heart of the Central district on Hong Kong Island, Cartier’s flagship has a commanding presence in the Prince’s Building. Even from afar, you can see its luminous champagne-coloured façade on the corner of 10 Chater Road. A majestic chandelier just inside the entrance ushers you into the world of Cartier. This new boutique, which sits in the heart of "Asia's world city," has a different overall feel from the London and Paris flagships. Its spaciousness – over 920 square metres – offers a comfortable and sophisticated shopping experience. Let us take you inside and see the collections you cannot miss.

Let’s take a look at the Cartier Naturellement collection, amongst many others. Parrots, flamingos, crocodiles and panthers are brought to life in stunning gemstones and precious metals. The Caresse d’Orchidées collection exemplifies with a stunning platinum diamond brooch set with a rubellite in the centre, cabochon-cut rubies and grey mother-of-pearl. The large pink gold flower ring with diamonds and white opal is an elegant choice. The iconic Panthère de Cartier collection reigns supreme in Cartier’s world of fauna, with its iconic expressions of the big cat. The yellow gold ring with the design of a panther’s head set with emerald eyes, onyx nose and diamonds is a true classic. The platinum and diamond necklace with a panther motif will prove to be a showstopper.

Another iconic Cartier collection is without doubt its bridal line. Browse the Cartier d’Amour solitaire, Solitaire 1895 and Love collections, which all come in the signature red Moroccan leather box.

In the second phase of the Asian flagship, you will gain a true appreciation for Cartier as a jeweller and watchmaker with the important addition of the Watches and Fine Watches Salon. Collectors should not miss the limited edition Rotonde de Cartier Astrorégulateur, 50 limited edition, individually numbered timepieces, showcasing Cartier’s watchmaking tradition with the self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre 9800 MC, manufactured in-house. The Pasha de Cartier skeleton flying tourbillon watch with Calibre 9457 MC and Geneva Seal is also a great choice. The 100-piece limited numbered series should be on your wishlist. You can make purchases in utmost discretion in the privacy of the Fine Watch VIP Room.

Cartier’s Hong Kong flagship embodies the French maison’s dynamic present. From first being introduced to the former British colony of Hong Kong, to opening this new Asian flagship boutique, Cartier has come full circle in an important international luxury hub. They are ready and waiting to welcome you this festive season to experience this exclusive shopping destination.