From the Tank to the Ballon Bleu, Cartier is well-versed in the art of creating icons. This month, the French accessories house released another sure-to-be classic: the Clé de Cartier. Set on a perfectly sized 40mm case, it's a throwback to timepieces from the late 1960s and 70s. Available in shades of white, rose, and yellow gold, the Clé (which means “key” in French) is most notably distinguished by a handsome new crown that remains fully flush with the metal surrounding it. Also of note is the rounded bezel, tapered lugs, and hollowed-out bracelet links. The caliber 1847 MC in-house movement (with rapid barrel), meanwhile, pays homage to the year the Maison was founded. from $19,700; cartier.us
This watch is the key to timeless style.