Happenings Dover Street Market LA To Hold Exhibition Of Rare Cartiers
When I consider Dover Street Market, the multi-brand retailer began by Comme des Garçons author Rei Kawakubo, I consider restless presentations containing products from any semblance of Maison Margiela, Supreme, Common Projects, and of course Comme des Garçons. What I don’t consider are exceptionally collectible vintage watches crafted by old-world extravagance marques, however maybe I ought to. The Tank is a design icon, and Cartier is a brand that has engaged ages of beautiful people.
From tomorrow, February 7, to February 19, Dover Street Market Los Angeles will have a display of uncommon Cartier watches curated by the British gem dealer Harry Fane, a specialist in uncommon and collectible Cartier timepieces. This is Fane’s fourth vintage Cartier display with Dover Street, with past commitment including stops at the store’s locations in London, Tokyo, and Singapore.
Left to right: Tank Cintrée (Steve McQueen), c. 1967; Small Tank Cintrée, 1968/69; Tank Cintrée, 1952.
Fane’s next presentation will consist of 36 watches, just for deal, a really great collection of vintage Cartier that includes generally Tanks. Because not many were made, Cartier watches from 1965 and prior have gained notoriety for being difficult to track down in any incredible number. Along these lines, on the off chance that you’ve at any point needed to see a few of them in one place, and you end up being in LA this month, this is your chance.
Fane has additionally included uncommon Cartier Paris pieces from the ’70s and some Cartier London models, just to act as an illustration of a gold-plated Cintrée model that became known as the Steve McQueen because the actor wore one in the first The Thomas Crown Affair.
Cartier/LeCoultre Reverso, circa 1947.
Other features include a few instances of the Tank Normale just as a Cartier Crash and a Cartier-marked Reverso. The Crash broadly started production in London during the swinging ’60s, yet this particular model was one of the first to be made in Paris, in 1990.
“When you take a gander at the historical backdrop of the Cartier watch and you take a gander at individuals who wore them, regardless of whether it be Muhammad Ali or Jackie Onassis or Marlene Dietrich or Cary Grant or Kanye West, [who] wears a vintage Cartier Crash. At the point when you take a gander at all individuals who wore them, the interest for these watches was from the extremely tip top, and it’s very fascinating,” says Fane.
Vintage Cartier Exhibition, Dover Street Market LA
February 7 to 19
Dover Street Market Los Angeles
608 Imperial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021