Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The Perfect Watch
Janet of The Gardeners Cottage has shown us her perfect accessory – the perfect black flat. Generously, Janet offered the rest of us to share ours. She asked us 'What is your perfect accessory?'
When asked a question one must always go with their first instinct.
What you see above is the answer for me - the Cartier Tank Francais watch, steel and gold, small size.
I’ve always loved a good watch, and seem to have mostly veered towards a rectangle or square. I never went looking for a non-round watch, but when I bought the Cartier, realised as well as this one, my previous two watches (inexpensive ones) had square/rectangle faces. After coveting the Cartier Tank Americaine for most of my 20s, when it came down to it I chose the Tank Francais for my own 30th birthday present.
I’ve worn it for 10 years now, every single day, and it will hang on my wrist until the day I return to the earth. And it will be worth every cent. To me, a watch is not just useful, it can be a beautiful piece of jewellery too.
On the Cartier website they don’t call it a watch, it’s a timepiece. Of course.
Thanks Janet for a great idea. I look forward to reading others posts on their perfect accessory.