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s lovers of luxury, we’re delighted to have this opulent
gathering of some of the world’s finest retailers on our
doorstep. For example, we’re hugely excited that an outlet
for the luxurious jeweller and watchmaker Cartier has opened.
The lavish Cartier boutique in the Avenue was officially inaugurated
at an incredibly glamorous ribbon-cutting ceremony in the presence
of four distinguished people. Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint
Khalid Al Qasimi was in attendance, along with HE Sheikh Suroor
Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa, General
Manager of HE Sheikh Al Nahyan, and the Regional Director for
Cartier Middle East, India and Africa, Louis Ferla, also graced the
ceremony with their presence.
To coincide with the opening, Cartier held an absolutely fascinating
“Tiaras & Royalties” exhibition, commemorating 165 years of the
brand’s history. Cartier has long been established as one of the most
prestigious jewellers in the world. The brilliant exhibition underlines
how the company was supplier to many Royal Courts – and
warranted by King Edward VII as “Cartier, jeweller of kings, king of
jewellers”.
Four exquisitely beautiful tiaras and necklaces from the Cartier
Collection, presented in an outstanding setting at the new boutique,
were brought in specially for the exhibition. To many who attended,
the event confirmed the House’s deep and powerful sense of
tradition, as well as its trust of quality and its unceasing devotion to
the art of fine craftsmanship. The stunning materials that had been
used to create these wonderful items were a demonstration of
Cartier’s absolute commitment to quality.
The Cartier space at Etihad was designed by Bruno Moinard. It
provides a series of distinct, but interconnected, environments. The
retail areas have a real sense of privacy and intimacy, aimed at the VIP
clients who will undoubtedly be visiting. It has a theme that is both
traditional and contemporary, enabling it to incorporate very diverse
ranges of its fabulous products.
The amazing opening ceremony was followed by a cocktail
reception. Models showcased Cartier’s sumptuous jewellery
creations, while guests were able to explore the Cartier Boutique
space and walk through the historical exhibition.
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Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi &, Mr Louis Ferla - Regional Director
for Cartier Middle East, India and Africa and Mr. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa