le must de Cartier Book



Author: Anne-Marie Clais

Publisher: Assouline

Materials: Leather-bound, gilt edged pages, gold corner clasps in slip cover

Country of Origin: Switzerland Date: 2002

Dimensions: 9.25” H x 6.5” W x 2” D

Condition: Like new except for a scratch on gilt. See picture

Between the gold-embossed pages of this decadent and amusing volume, you'll find the wall-to-wall monogrammed carpeting, lacquered furniture, tinted glass, panther draperies and mirrors reflecting the faces of celebrities that represented the era of the 1970s and 1980s at the height of its glory. Nineteen sixty-eight, Cartier enflamed hearts and luxury markets by creating a lighter that landed with the impact of a bomb – "Les Must" de Cartier saw the light of day. Existing somewhere between tradition and modernity, Cartier's lighters, pens, watches, glasses, jewelry, leather goods and perfume engulfed the world. Protected by a panther-skin slipcase, this limited-edition volume – already a collector’s item – invites you celebrate every new "must."