Not only having a unique design, but the Cartier Crash watch that Jisoo wears also comes with a “jaw-dropping” price
On the morning of December 2, Jisoo posted the latest photos on her personal Instagram. Alongside praises for Jisoo’s beautiful appearance and incredibly cool outfit, many netizens also noticed the uniquely shaped watch that the “FLOWERS” hitmaker was wearing.
According to predictions from various magazines, Jisoo’s Cartier Crash watch is estimated to have a minimum price of 217,000 USD.
The watch that the BLACKPINK member is wearing is named Cartier Crash. Considered one of the most avant-garde designs in the high-end watch industry worldwide, Cartier Crash has many interesting stories surrounding its origin.
The most common hypothesis is believed to be related to a customer who brought a damaged Cartier Baignoire watch to a Cartier store in London for repairs in 1967. Jean-Jacques Cartier, the descendant of Cartier’s founder, drew inspiration from the shattered Baignoire watch and created the design of Cartier Crash as we know it today.
According to Highsnobiety, the uniqueness of Cartier Crash’s design is because this watch was introduced in the 1960s, a period witnessing revolutionary changes in fashion, stemming from the influences of the “Swinging Sixties” cultural movement that encouraged the open-minded, practical, and free-thinking ideals of Western youth. At that time, the appearance of Cartier Crash with its twisted oval shape was a contemporary step for the French jewelry house.
Some also argue that Cartier Crash was inspired by Salvador Dali’s painting “The Persistence Of Memory.” However, this information has been debunked.
At present, it is not easy to own a Cartier Crash watch. It is known that Cartier produces a limited quantity each year and sells this prestigious watch line at specific stores worldwide. The resale price on the market for this watch ranges from 217,391 USD to 303,000 USD.
Thanks to its scarcity, Cartier Crash watches are always sought after by collectors. In 2022, a Cartier Crash produced in 1967 was sold at a record price of 1.65 million USD.