After tapping Jake Gyllenhaal to represent its Santos de Cartier men’s watch, French jewelry house, Cartier, has found its new leading lady. Annabelle Wallis, the English star of “The Mummy” and “Peaky Blinders,” has been named the new face of the Panthère de Cartier. The first “Panther” bracelet watch was created by Cartier in 1914; however, it was not until 1983 that the Panthère de Cartier Watch Collection officially launched. In January, 2017, it was reintroduced after more than a decade-long hiatus.
“Behind her luminous complexion, blue eyes and gentle manner, the Maison discovered a great strength of character, a fearless spirit and a hunger for self-expression: the soul of a panther, driven and determined to turn convention on its head and get her teeth into something. Annabelle Wallis embodies the Panthère woman,” Cartier said in a statement to WWD. Posting on Instagram, Wallis shared the brand’s enthusiasm. “It is such a great privilege to work with a brand so steeped in iconic history. It’s truly is an honour to be your Panther woman.”