"Golden Sun" Panthere de Cartier Cristal Limited Edition.
- Parfums Cartier
- Crystal and etched numbered bottle.
- 1.6 FL.OZ.
- 1,040 bottles made.
- Retail Price $585 US dollars.
In celebration of Cartier’s 150 years, the Paris jeweler released the Crystal Limited Edition version of its Panthere de Cartier Perfume, inspired by the Duchess of Windsor’s brooch in 1996.
A few years later, 1997 or 1998, this “Golden Sun” version was shown in a Neiman Marcus catalog. The only difference I see in them is that the stopper’s panther is infused with matte gold inside of the crystal, thus giving this bottle its golden name.
The heart of the flask, transparent and faceted like a gem, lights up the perfume bottle. The flask is topped with a crystal stopper inspired by the Duchess of Windsor’s brooch, which is famous for being one of the most expensive jewelry pieces at auction.
This is not the first time Cartier has released limited edition versions of its fine perfumes. Preciously it did a cristal version of its classic two black panthers on either side of the flask. There is also an Art Deco version, which I will cover separately.
This panther from 1949 in platinum and white gold with two pear-cut yellow diamonds for eyes boasts a 152.35-carat sapphire cabochon; it was the second three-dimensional panther made for the Duchess of Windsor.
The panthere brooch by Cartier can be seen on the Duchess of Windsor’s (Wallis Simpson) belt.
Panthere de Cartier Paris Box
Like all Cartier jewelry, this perfume bottles luxurious red box is identical to that of the jewelery house’s watch and jewelry boxes with hinged clasp at the front.