Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Luxury wristwatches from Cartier

Cartier watches are always focused on the relationship between form and movement, aesthetics and "savoir-faire", technique and art. This continual quest is the driving force behind every new watchmaking challenge for Cartier watches. Cartier continues to harness each new skill and talent to combine tradition and innovation. In the mysterious and subtle world of cartier watchmaking, artist and technician work side by side as willing partners. These are the fundamental concepts underlying all creations in Cartier watches.The history of Cartier is fantastic, as it invented many styles of watches that are still produced today. Louis-Francois Cartier was born in 1819. At the age of 28 in 1847, after an apprenticeship with master watchmaker Adolphe Picard, Louis-Francouis Cartier took over his master's Paris jewellery business. He built his reputation by knowing how to satisfy the most extravagant of desires. The first wrist watch made by Cartier was called the Santos Dumont named after the Brazilian Aviator in 1904. 2 years later, Cartier began experimenting with jewel – encrusted watches.
In 1911
Louis Cartier created the TORTUE and the BAIGNOIRE. 1917 saw the introduction of the famous Cartier Tank watch.
In the early 1920s Cartier formed a joint company with Edward Jaeger (of the famed Jaeger-Le Coultre company) to produce movements solely for Cartier. Thus was the famed European
watch & clock company born, although Cartier continued to use movements from other great makers.
The most remarkable moments of Cartier were the creation of the first man's wristwatch, the first water resistant timepiece. Cartier watches can be found having movements from world's most famous watch manufacturers such as: Jaeger-Le Coulter, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet and Movado.
Today Cartier continues designing beautiful works of art for men and women. In its watch
arsenal one can find such famous collections. Cartier watches are available in a wide range of prices and styles. If you are looking for a prestigious name brand that offers a mix of quality craftsmanship and contemporary styling, one need look further than Cartier.

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