Cartier

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Cartier

FOUNDED

1847

 

BASED

La Chaux-de-Fonds

 

BREIF HISTORY

Established in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, this Parisian brand originally began producing fine jewellery. However, Cartier soon proved himself talented in the art of watchmaking. His first point of expansion focussed on the creation of luxury pendulum clocks, and later he went on to popularise wrist watches. By 1907, Cartier had established branches in London, New York and St Petersburg, and had also signed a contract with Edmond Jaeger who agreed to exclusively supply the movements for Cartier watches. In addition to the original workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Cartier has since established workshops in Geneva, which allow for number of new movements to be certified with the prestigious Geneva Seal.

 

FACT

In 1912 Louis Cartier designed a miraculous movement called Les Pendules Mysterieuses. The watch is stunning in design as the hands appear to hover on a crystal glass without visible connection to the movement.

 

MOST POPULAR MODELS

Cartier Santos, Cartier Tank, Ballon Bleu de Cartier