Cartier is a brand, hearing the name of which you imagine luxury and the highest quality that has existed for 150 years already preserving all the centennial traditions created by its founder.
The father of the company is a Paris jeweler and artistic master Louis-Francois Cartier, who has been interested in art since his childhood already. Due to his talent, ambitions and hard work he had become the owner of his own jewelry workshop by 28 years already. It happened in the far 1847, which is also considered the year of the brand foundation. Having worked for 6 years an experienced Louis opens a new jewelry atelier in the more prestigious Paris street Neuve-des-Petits-Champs and continues to work on private orders. A real and so long-awaited success comes to the jeweler, when a lady-in-waiting enters his workshop and buys three brooches at Louis’s. Soon these were the Empress and Napoleon Bonaparte’s niece, who became the clients of the jeweler and recommended his products all their surroundings. Due to “grape-vine” many people wished to buy original Cartier watches the price for which was affordable for everyone. Mr. Cartier becomes a very famous and respected jeweler capable of performing any order with his peculiar ease and fantasy.
To make his business even more successful Louis begins to experiment with the mix of centennial traditions in the watch business and new trends. In 1874 Cartier’s son Alfred began to rule the company and opened a jewelry atelier in the most expensive Paris street Rue de la Paix. When Alfred retires, he gives reins of power to his three sons. Louis, Pierre and Jacque develop business to the incredible heights, but Louis makes the greatest contribution and being a 23-year-old man he started to create jewelry that surpassed the products of the founder. After this the price for genuine Cartier watches gets higher and higher.
At the end of the 80s Cartier entered the market of jewelry watches, but at that time wrist watches have been out of fashion yet and the idea didn’t take root in the society. When in 1904 Louis’s friend a pilot Alberto Santos turned to him with the request to produce watches, which shouldn’t be kept in the pocket, the jeweler created a Santos model, which was worn on the wrist. Since that time the brand has taken a watch niche as well. In 1910 the brand produced luxurious wrist Cartier watches which could be bought in the case of rectangular form, and in 1912 – in the oval form. The next ten years the trade mark continues to improve their products and attract new clients. Thus, in 1933 Pasha watch was created, it was made of pure gold especially for Marrakesh government. In 1964 the heirs of the empire founder’s grandsons sold their parts of business and the company was “gathered together” only in 1972.
The brand released a variety of collections, one of them is Ballon Bleu De Cartier – the watches of this line are similar to a balloon, they have a huge dial, bulbaceous case forms and well recognizable Roman numerals. Such watches look elegant and stylish and you can buy authentic Cartier watches with shipping and warranty in our watch shop. Tank Americaine Watches models are elegant and reserved, the form of the case is rectangular and reminds a tank to some extent, the peculiarity of these watches are blue hands and an original strap mount. Baignoire collection represents models with a small and oval case, the watches of this line are the implementation of elegance and fragility with the hint of luxury. Santos Watches are the pioneers in the world of wrist watches, they have an extraordinary design, mastery and soul were imported into their development, their distinctive feature is decorative screws on the case. Ronde collection is a representative of classics in Cartier lines, the watch has a round case, huge dial and hands in the form of swords.