A few days ago continuing with our special Luxury watches and we already focus on the subject of brands we speak of Rolex, as titled myself one of the most famous names in watchmaking, but of course, it is not the only one, there are many more (rarely) or less popularity have managed to gain a foothold in the world of luxury watchmaking, one of them, that we are going to play today, Cartier. Best known for her jewelry but pieces of watches have nothing to envy them. In fact in this very special you have already talked about any of their current pieces, such as the model Tortue or model Ballerine.
The history of Cartier It begins in 1847, when Louis-François Cartier takes at the hands of his master, Adolphe Picard, its first jewelry, located at 29 rue Montorgueil in Paris. Stressed from the outset, both in 1899 his son Alfred Cartier He decided to move to address that remains at this time, jewelry emblematic 13 rue de la Paix, in the heart of Paris.
It was launched not only for Cartier, but for many other brands of jewelry that followed his example and settled on the same street, getting to concentrate all the talent jeweler in Paris, including the Cartier of course had a special place in it. However it was not until later when Mark came out of the borders of France. Only settled in London (1902) and New York (1909) when Alfred’s three sons to take the direction of the brand: Louis, Pierre and Jacques.
Skipping all the subject of jewelry, which I sure that there will be much to talk about later and returning to watchmaking, Cartier history empiezaria in 1904, When appears the first his hand wrist watch.
It was the Saints model which already Cristina spoke to us in this very special. And he was born as born all the great inventions of chance, result of a conversation between friends. Louis Cartier was talking with his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont (Aviator), who complained that during the flights could not see the time in your Pocket Watch, so Louis, along with the master watchmaker Edmond Jaeger devised the wrist watch to solve the problems of his friend.
As you can see the designs of Cartier watches from the outset born marked by originality and innovation, is today not less, among his models we see fun, elegant, simple or ornate forms, some for all tastes.
My favorite is undoubtedly the Ballerine model, which I know I wrote already but I can not resist me back to hang, I like dancing at the wrist as elegantly:
The collection Free Cartier He heads the post, is the direct demonstration of what I was saying about innovation, fun and totally different forms that anyone would go unnoticed despite its small size.
This is for example the model Perles In addition to the fun way is set round diamonds, with a dial in mother-of-Pearl, and two cultured pearls, a real gem.
And finally the collection Tank, with several models, for example this, Tank Louis Cartier, in white gold 18 k gold and Pearl Crown adorned with a cap of Sapphire.