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Cartier Watches - The Heart of Luxury

  • The Cartier watch company was founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier.
  • Cartier is now a member of the Richemont Group, a conglomerate of luxury brands, which includes other prestigious watchmakers like Jaeger-LeCoultre and IWC.
  • Cartier watches are worn by many famous figures, including British Royals Her Majesty The Queen Consort and The Princess of Wales.
  • The Cartier Santos watch, first created in 1904, was designed for aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, making it one of the earliest wristwatches for men.
  • The Cartier Tank watch, introduced in 1917, is one of the most iconic and recognisable watch designs in the world.
  • The Cartier Crash watch, introduced in 1967, has a distinctive and irregular case shape that resembles a melted watch, much revered as one of the most unique and avant-garde designs in watchmaking.
  • The Cartier Pasha de Cartier collection, first launched in 1985, is known for its distinctive round case with a prominent screw-down crown cap.
  • The Cartier Ballon Bleu watch, new in 2007, features a distinctive round, pebble-like case and a blue sapphire cabochon crown.
  • The Cartier Cle de Cartier collection, introduced in 2015, features a key-shaped crown and a sleek, minimalist design.
  • The Cartier Drive de Cartier collection, a 2016 addition to the range features a cushion-shaped case designed for men who appreciate the finer details of watchmaking.
  • Cartier's commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail is reflected in their watches' fine finishing, including guilloché patterns, enamel work, and hand-engraved dials.
  • With the brand known for its expertise in jewellery as well as watchmaking, Cartier watches are often adorned with diamonds and other precious gemstones.
  • Cartier's watchmaking expertise extends to complications such as chronographs, moonphases, and dual time zones.
  • Many Cartier watches are also water-resistant, offering functionality and durability for everyday wear.
  • Cartier additionally has a selection of skeletonised watches that showcase the intricate movements and craftsmanship within the watch, offering a unique and artistic perspective.
  • One example, a 1927 "Grand Complication Skeleton Pocket Watch" featuring skeletonised movement and various high complications, including a perpetual calendar and minute repeater, was sold for $2.8m USD in 2014 by Sothebys in Geneva.
  • Cartier have designed many highly valuable limited edition watches. Examples include the Crash Maillon Panthère with a unique Maillon Panthère bracelet design and the Cartier Santos-Dumont Skeleton Noctambule with a striking luminous design, making the watch glow in the dark.
  • Several other watch brands have drawn inspiration from Cartier's iconic watches, recognising the enduring influence on the world of watch design.

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Cartier Watches & Jewellery In London

Cartier jewellery, renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship has captured the hearts of jewellery enthusiasts for over a century.

Is A Pre-Owned Cartier Watch A Good Investment For 2024?

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, a pre-owned Cartier watch represents a smart investment in both fashion and horology.

History of Cartier - Not Just Jewellery

The French jewellery house, 'Cartier', dates back to 1847, when Louis-François Cartier founded the company in Paris.