Crash watch. Case dimensions: 38.45 mm x 25.5 mm. Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding caliber 8970 MC. 18K rhodiumized white gold case set with 149 brilliant-cut diamonds and beaded crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond totaling 2.15 carats. Silvered opaline dial with sunray effect. Blued-steel sword-shaped hands. Mineral crystal. 18K rhodiumized white gold bracelet, wrist size 170 mm. Case thickness: 8.8 mm. Numbered edition limited to 267 timepieces.
Created in 1967 in *Swinging London*, the Crash watch expresses the sparkling, carefree spirit of an era that was all about complete freedom. The unlikely design of this watch could only have been conceived by Cartier, the great maker of shaped watches. Passionate and in touch with the spirit of the times, it sought to create a unique watch that would capture the joyous burst of rebellion and pop culture that shook up the conformism of the time.