30 years is a long time to be out of the spotlight but the question is: did the Panthère de Cartier ever go out of style? By all indications, the answer is an unequivocal 'no'. In fact, the iconic timepiece has only improved over time and now (over three decades since its debut), it has finally made its glorious comeback to the fashion zeitgeist.
But first, a little backstory: The Panthère de Cartier was first introduced in 1983, positioned as jewellery first and a timepiece second. It quickly became the watch of the decade – spotted on the wrists of Tina Turner, Pierce Brosnan, and Charlie Sheen's character in Wall Street (1987). In other words? A bonafide hit. Beloved by men and women alike, the Panthère de Cartier was praised for its petite size and most distinguishing design element: a bracelet comprising of five interlocking links for supple movement.