There are hundreds of Cartier watches to choose from and the choice is based purely on your personal style and budget. Cartier is a luxury Swiss watch brand with hundreds of years of history behind it. The brand is synonymous with class, elegance, and exquisite designs. Cartier watches are highly collectable, thought after, pieces of functional art.
Whether you are a sage collector or are just getting into collecting vintage, rare watches, Ermitage Jewelers wants to help you succeed in your pursuits. Current day market is filled with cheap imitations of great watches and the only way to protect yourself from being misguided it to acquire as much knowledge about the subject as possible. Ermitgae Jewelers believes in keeping the authenticity of the brand, which is why we do not sell replicas and encourage everyone to learn the history behind these wonderful, historic timepieces. Below you will find a short write up on some of the most highly regarded Cartier watch lines that can become a wonderful investment for any collector, watch connoisseur, or just an individual with high style and a desire for a quality, relevant timepiece.
Pasha of Morocco lived a life of decadence and frequently traveled to Paris where Cartier was headquartered. During one of his visits, El Haj T'hami el Mezouari el Glaoui, Pacha of Marrakech commissioned a waterproof watch from the watchmakers of Cartier. It is unclear whether Louis Cartier was one of Pasha’s close acquaintances or not, but it is not a farfetched assumption considering Pasha’s interest in European fashion and extravagant taste. Although there may be a considerable amount of speculation on the design origination, one fact remains indisputable: Cartier Pasha is one of the most popular Cartier lines today.
Cartier Santos is considered one of the first pilots watches. The concept for the watch was inspired by Alberto Santos- Dumont, one of the most famous pilots of the 20th century and a close friend of Louis Cartier.
Cartier Tank was inspired by French built tanks that were produced during World War I. During that time period, France was the leading producer of heavy artillery and Louis Cartier took inspiration from that. Cartier created a watch that celebrated elegance, strength, and resilience of a nation at war.
The store of the coveted Cartier brand starts in 1847 when an apprentice by the name of Louis-François Cartier inherits his masters jewelry shop. Louis Francis Cartier became the mastermind behind the precious creations that are sold to this day under the name Cartier. Louis Francis was always interested in creating unusual and stunning jewelry, but his true passion was in wrist watch design. Although Cartier was not the first to design a wristwatch, that honor belongs to Patek Phillippe, Cartier is largely responsible for popularizing the model and the creation of the first bracelet ladies watch in 1888.
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