According to the narrative, a customer returned a Cartier watch that was involved in a collision in order to get it repaired and Jean-Jacques Cartier, then the head of Cartier London, was so taken with the shape of the case he wished to reproduce it.
Produced in 1967, the opinion was given the title”Crash” to symbolize the effect, the non-conformism along with the creative freedom of the 70’s. Cartier was not fearful of introducing some humor and overturning conventions in a world of precision and precision. For this day, Crash represents a seventeen underground icon for a informed elite.
Over the years, the Crash watch – always created in very limited series – became a collector’s piece.
In 2013, a limited edition of four new models is launched. For the very first time, the Crash watch is adorned with a delicate bracelet composed of drops in pink or white gold. In an even more precious edition, the bracelet is entirely gem-set.
With regard to the year of its production, this lemilitary watches is produced from 267 numbered pieces for the models with gold bracelets and 67 numbered pieces for its versions with gem-set bracelets.