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Best of the Best 2013: Women’s Watches: Design: Cartier Promenade d’une Panthère

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Over the years, Cartier’s devotion to the most revered of its house motifs has given rise to innumerable jeweled panthers of varying size and purpose; however, the recently unveiled Promenade d’une Panthère automatic watch ($198,000) may be one of the most successful iterations yet of this indelible icon. This latest Promenade is far more wearable than many of the other high-jewelry cats that have appeared in years past. The feline, which is fixed to the moving winding rotor of the watch, retains the essential characteristics of its resplendent predecessors—including a coat of pavé diamonds and black-enamel spots over a sinuously sculpted base—but the round shape of the case (also pavéed) makes this timepiece suitable for casual occasions and formal evenings. (800.227.8437,