- Oct 20, 2015
I’ve been very fickle about what I wanted for my “one band to rule them all” - and I finally settled on the 1895 band from Cartier.
I got the yellow gold in 3.5mm, and it’s the perfect lush weight, shape and color. I don’t know why I hesitated. It feels like liquid on my hand. My husband got the 5mm, and he arranged it as a birthday gift.
For perspective, I got the size 58 (8.25 us)
This isn’t the biggest purchase, but an important one!
I also became smitten with the juste un clou necklace and the Cartier tank.
I tried on the Tank, Panthere, Ballon Bleu and Ronde, and was shocked that the medium tank was my favorite!
I’m hesitant to covet a quartz watch at the price point, so, not totally sure…I also love the IWC Portugieser which is a totally different look…it’ll probably take years and a special anniversary for me to find land on “my watch” - I don’t really aspire to own multiple
I love how you describe the ring as 'liquid gold' - the photo looks utterly delectable! That rounded profile is subtle and classy.
Really like the Tank too. If you're averse to one in-store at the retail price, have you considered buying one second hand or at auction? I bought one years ago at a Sotheby's auction (18ct gold for c. £2,000, it's still quartz though!) and whilst it didn't come with boxes or paperwork, I trusted Sotheby's to authenticate it and I knew I wouldn't sell it on either.
Sadly the watch was stolen (along with all my other pre-2021 jewellery) when our house was burgled so I'm sitting on the sidelines, waiting for another vintage Tank to come to auction...