Category Archives: Cartier

Cartier Prive Tonneau Skeleton XL Dual Time Watch

Times 2 Cartier has been one of the staples in watch making since the industry started.  Around 1904 they began manufacturing men’s watches and then experimented and developed a host of timepieces for the next two decades.  Many of these timepieces are still in production today, including the tonneau-shaped watch that was created back in ...

Engraved Cartier Santos-Dumont Limited-Edition Watches

Men with Vision Alberto Santos-Dumont was a man of vision, someone who worked to change the world, and connect dreams with technology. The introduction of the Cartier Engraved Santos-Dumont Limited Edition watches is an extension of friendship and a brilliant creation of mechanical movement with exquisite workmanship. Visionaries Louis Cartier and Alberto Santos-Dumont revolutionized watchmaking ...

Hand-Wind Cartier Santos Dumont XL Watches

Creative Genius One of the most creative watchmakers in the design arena is Cartier and certainly the new Santos-Dumont XL Hand-Wind Watch collection is a clear example.  The brand has been a leader in men’s watches, pilot’s watches and now this design sets new direction for size, and refinement.  The latest timepieces have been introduced ...

The Cartier Santos Skeleton ADLC “Noctambule” With Luminescent Skeletonized Caliber For 2019

Blast From The Past Introduced in 1904, the Cartier Santos is one of the oldest men’s timepieces produced serially and recently revamped. The watch has been revitalized, equipped with modern touches like the quick-release strap, a beautiful large ergonomic case, brand in-house movement and now the latest expansion. This new chronograph is the Santos Skeleton ...

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Watches by Cartier

The mystery clock concept dates back well before 1913 and introduced a clock which appears to have floating hands at the center of a translucent dial. The mystery being what drives the hands since no gear train is visible. Only a horological expert could provide the answer to the mystery clocks, and of course it all lies in concealment. Cartier introduced their mystery clocks around 1913 and the brand has continued to inspire and astound around the globe with each new mysterious watch.

The New Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Astromysterieux

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux model worthy of the award not only as one of the most beautiful releases on the exhibition SIHH 2016, but also as a clock as the true French character timepiece. This is- a model of a growing collection tourbillons, which takes inspiration from the amazing classic Cartier watches. In recent watches, transmitting "mystery tourbillon», Cartier returned to the popular Rotonde body, and it is actually three transparent sapphire glass disc - clockwork components, which every hour makes a full turn of the dial.

The cult of Cartier

When 29-year-old jeweler Louis-Francois Cartier founded the family business in 1847 Paris district Eglise Saint-Eustache near the oyster market, there were no signs that after 50 years a small workshop would become a rich empire and there would be a line of richest clietns from all over the world.

At the base of the future intercontinental luxury empire lay goldsmith Adolphe Picard, where Louis-François (1819-1904) hired an apprentice boy. Obviously journeyman tried very hard, because the owner decided to leave the business not to his relatives but to the boy Cartier.

Soon, the young jeweler knew almost all the dealers in Paris, and the orders he had set. It is one thing to be popular with owners of shops, and quite another - from the nobility. However, among customers there was Spanish merchant who settled in Paris, Ouizille-Lemoine, through whom fate gave Cartier a chance.