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Dali – inspiration of Cartier

29/2/2016

Dali – inspiration of Cartier

Dali- Tearful Soft Watch Bronze Sculptures

Dali- Tearful Soft Watch Bronze Sculptures

Dali- Tearful Soft Watch Bronze Sculptures

 

The astonishing design of Cartier Crash watch and the surrealistic soft watch by Salvador Dali shared the same surrealist, non-conformist idea encapsulating the spirit of the time. The resemblance of the two series can be referred to the following photos.

Cartier Crash watch

Cartier Crash watch

Cartier Crash watch

 

In 1967, Jean-Jacques Cartier, head of Cartier London since 1945, was inspired by the remains of a Cartier timepiece retrieved from a blazing car crash. Melted and distorted almost beyond recognition, the mangled Baignoire Allongé model is the purported muse behind the striking, iconic Cartier Crash watch (it is also generally accepted that Dali is another inspiration of the series).

 

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