Cartier - A Brief History

A brief history

The history of Cartier is fantastic, as it invented many styles of watches that are still produced today.  Founded in 1847 by Louis-Franois Cartier, this company was originally a jewelry boutique.   The first wrist watch made by Cartier was called the Santos Dumont named after the Brazilian Aviator in 1904.  Two years later, Cartier began experimenting with jewel – encrusted watches.    1917 saw the introduction of the famous Cartier Tank watch.   The Tank watch has long been regarded as the single most important and influential watch design of the 20th century.  The Tank watch distinctive timepiece was designed in tribute to the Allied Tank commanders who helped defend France during World War I.  Today Cartier watches are Swiss-made with French high style.

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