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Cartier Watches History
The Cartier watch company began in Paris, France in 1847 when Louis Francois Cartier continued and took over his master's workshop. His son, Alfred took over the Cartier company in 1874 and together with his sons Louis, Pierre, and Jacques made the brand more successful and recognized internationally.
Cartier expanded its market internationally and in 1907 created the first men's wristwatch. Cartier made Parisians accept wristwatches as a replacement for pocketwatches. In 1917, the Carteir Tank was launched and was inspired by the great war machines of the Allied forces who helped defend France during World War I. It has been in production for more than 90 years (continued below)
1920 saw the partnership of Edward Jaeger of Jaeger-Le Coultre to provide watch movements exclusively for Cartier which produced trustworthy and reliable watches and enabled Cartier to further improve on their reputation as manufacturers of fine luxury watches.
In 1942, Louis Cartier passed away and his successors were unable to continue his artistic vision and genious. Due to this, Cartier became financially stagnant and in 1972, a group of investors led by Alain Perrin regained its growth back. Alain developed the "Le Must" line and re-established Cartier as innovative and fashionable watch manufacturer. The cases and bracelets in particular are meticulously handcrafted and emanates quality and luxury.
Cartier Watches Significant Facts
The first waterproof Cartier watch was created for Pasha of Marakesh so he couild swim while wearing his watch. The Cartier Pasha became famous amongst the women hence a smaller version was produced. It is the world's first wristwatch. It was created for Brazilian aviator Santos Dumont who complained about the reliability of wrist watches hence the line Cartier Santos watches.
Cartier Watches Fine Watches
To build such as reputation for fine watches, Cartier watches are always ingrained with the artistry of fine jewerly making. Cartier owns a reputation for making only magnificent watches, many of which are the most recognizable designs in the world. The watch brand Cartier is one of the most famous and recognized luxury trademarks in the world.
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