Who is Cartier Jewellery?

For many, the Cartier brand name is intrinsically linked with the iconic jewellery collections, such as the Panthère de Cartier, which elevated jewellery design to a new, conceptual level. Cartier also excels is in the design precision engineering of their classic timepieces and watch collections.  

What is Cartier's history?

The French jewellery house, 'Cartier', dates back to 1847, when Louis-François Cartier founded the company in Paris. Behind some of the most beautiful jewellery ever created, Cartier was also behind some of the biggest advancements in time telling – it’s exactly this fact that makes buying pre-owned Cartier watches worth a second thought.  

Many people cast a glance at their wrist to see the time with little or no idea about the evolution behind the wristwatch. Driven by the need to ever improve on his time pieces, Louis Cartier sought to make telling the time more easily done for people who were increasingly on the move.

Coming together is a perfect – but oh so simple – synergy. Louis’s passion for watches his friendship with Alberto Santos-Dumont resulted in the development of the flat, Cartier wristwatch that we know so well today!

How did Cartier progress in the watchmaking industry?

As a pioneer in aviation, Santos-Dumont needed to keep an eye on timing without taking his hands off of the airplane’s yoke. Human behaviour often informs change, so it was Santos-Dumont’s inability to dig around for his pocket watch that lead to the modern wrist watch.

Not just a jewellery brand, Cartier have managed to capture a snapshot of society its preoccupations at any given moment in time. Whilst the brand was able to showcase the best in stunningly beautiful pieces, Cartier also managed to transform the horror of war create something timeless, useful robust that has been passed down the generations – that is still in production today.

The Cartier Tank was created for General Pershing, the Commander of the Western Front, with the design representing the tanks of that Front during World War I. Presented to the General in 1917, it was released for general sale in 1919.

Whilst Cartier has certainly delivered in terms of practical timepieces, the collections for women bring together a sublime blend of delicate functionality. Cartier watches for women most often feature the iconic Cartier watch face that fronts precision in time keeping. Created developed to sit perfectly on the female wrist, Cartier understood that the most important element of a watch is the ability to tell the time, quickly and accurately. With the Tank available in a range of styles – including the Anglaise Louis – Cartier also understood a need for more feminine styles. The Ballon Bleu is perfectly rounded soft, while the Ronde has the option of a leather strap.

Pre-owned Cartier Watches and Jewellery at Suttons & Robertsons

Here at S&R Jewellers London, we have a great selection of Cartier watches for men and Cartier watches for women in our pre-owned Cartier watch collection. We are also proud to stock a beautiful selection of pre-owned vintage, antique, designer and luxury Cartier jewellery for you to choose from. Browse pre-owned Cartier jewellery and watches online today, or feel free to visit us in our London store to view our range in person. 

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