Luxury watchmaker and jeweller Cartier has finally settled in at its newly-minted duplex boutique inside the trendy Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Set against a dark backdrop, the store’s dramatic lighting makes its swanky gold and bronze exterior with black panels particularly hard to miss.
A massive three-storey LED façade and dedicated drop-off entrance along Bukit Bintang street make the store even more eye-catching.
If the outside of Cartier’s boutique already fascinates you, wait until you step inside. Reflecting the modern classicism of Paris, delicate crystal chandeliers and hand-made wall panels cast from solid bronze, will surely give you a lavish yet warm welcome.
It’s also dotted with items that echo the high jeweller’s heritage. From a model of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont’s airplane (which inspired Louis Cartier to design the iconic Santos watch) to bronze plates (engraved with the address of the first Cartier boutique in France) and a statuette of Place Vendome, guests will be transported right to the heart of Parisian elegance and timeless luxury.
Also taking pride of place on the store’s lower floor are the brand’s array of fine jewellery, and its accessory salon — where one can buy leather bags and wallets.
Cartier’s sole client service counter in the entire country can also be found on the lower floor, where diamond lovers can bring their treasured pieces in for polishing, resizing, maintenance, restoration and other services.
But if these still don’t impress you, climb the carpeted marble staircase upstairs and you’re in for a fabulous shopping experience at the high jewellery salon. A custom-designed chandelier hanging from the ceiling will greet you, bringing in a play of light that enhances the sparkle of the high-end jewellery on display.
The finest Cartier creations need to be viewed in a special environment, of course. This inspired Cartier to have an independent high jewellery salon – the first and only one of its kind in the region. Located in Cartier’s boutique upper floor (in the mall’s third level), this salon has spacious and comfortable VIP salons, where special jewellery orders can be handled in confidence and exceptional timepieces are presented.
Of course, a visit to the boutique wouldn’t be complete without a trip to its watch section. Here, you can view and choose from a complete range of iconic Cartier timepieces such as the Tank, Santos, Ballon Bleu, and the latest collections such as the Drive de Cartier and Panthere de Cartier.
Cartier, Lots 2.12.00 and 3.14.00, Levels 2 and 3, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, No. 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 23035088.