Watch Wallpaper: A Menagerie of Artistic Animal Dials

Cartier Tiger dialWildlife — from starfish to birds to tigers — is a popular theme in this year’s watches with decorative and artistic dials, particularly in Cartier’s Cartier d’Art series and Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’Art collection. We’ve compiled a gallery of timepieces from the two brands so you can download these miniature masterpieces for your desktop — at a size that does justice to their intricately executed dials. Click on the photos to enlarge the images.

 

 

 

Cartier Santos-Dumont XL horse motif

Cartier Santos-Dumont XL horse motif (white gold with gemstone mosaic)

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier koala motif

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier koala motif (white gold with straw marquetry)

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier tiger motif

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier tiger motif (white gold with grisaille enamel)

Cartier Large Model Tortue cockatoo motif

Cartier Large Model Tortue cockatoo motif (engraved mother-of-pearl, champlevé enamel)

Vacheron Metier d'Art Les Univers Infini Dove Watch

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis Dove Watch (engraving, Grand Feu champlevé enamel, gemsetting and guilloché)

Vacheron Metier d'Art Les Univers Infinis Fish watch

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis Fish Watch (guilloché work with Grand Feu cloisonné enameling)

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d'Art Les Univers Infinis Shell Watch

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis Shell Watch (Grand Feu champlevé enameling and engraved surfaces on starfish)

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Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on WatchTime.com as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.

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  1. Francois Couture on Facebook says:

    Vacheron:magnificent /Cartier :Mega fail, sorry but it is ugly and look cheap

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