Cartier - the Real Piece of Luxury

Cartier - the Real Piece of Luxury

September 25, 2010, Jewellery and Watches

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Cartier is synonymous with amazing and spectacular pieces of jewellery. You can not have a better ring or watch than the one that was made by Cartier! Its masterpieces became a symbol of luxury and wealth, however there is always a way to get one even if you do not have enough money. You do not have to rob a bank, just find the right Cartier lover for you!

Brief Look into the History

The Cartier company was established by Louis – Francois Cartier, the son of a powder horn maker, in Paris in 1847 . The year 1856 brought a big commission – Princess Mathilde, the niece of Napoleon I made her very first purchase from Cartier. The court was very impressed by his precise work and enabled him to visit the royal family more often. In 1859 Cartier sold a silver tea service to Empress Eugenie.

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In 1874 Cartier’s son took over the business but the main role in the Cartier’s history was held by his sons Louis, Pierre and Jacques. Especially Louis was in love with bracelet watch, so he created the first watch for ladies in 1888. Another success came in 1904, when Louis met a Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who was complaining about his pocket watch that did not work properly while he was in the air. Cartier did not waste time and created a perfect watch with a square bezel. While creating this watch, he surely did not know that he was making a piece that would become famous all over the world.

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Other masterpieces such as Baignoire or Tortue

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In 1917 the model of Tank watches was launched, Cartier took the inspiration from the new Renault tanks that he had seen on the western front. This watch has been worn by first ladies like Jackie Onassis or Michelle Obama.

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In 1932 Cartier travelled to Marrakesh and gained the attention of the Pasha of Marrakesh – the model for Pasha watertight watch.

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When Cartier died in 1942, it was very difficult to run the business without his great abilities. The company started to lose money, so the help was more than necessary. Finally, the saviour appeared – Alain Perrin, who became the CEO in 1972.

SPECIAL PIECES

Trinity Collection

This collection was released in 1942 and became a great hit. The rings symbolise three different stages of relationship – white stands for friendship, rose for love and yellow for fidelity.

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Love collection

Love collection is meant for true lovers who want to make their love last forever. These rings have tiny screws that can be locked or unlocked. Fans of these are for example Katie Holmes or Sofia Copolla.

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Panthère Collection

This collection was inspired by Cartier’s friend Jeanne Toussaint, whose nickname was the Panther. The Panther can be found on rings, brooches, necklaces and pendants.

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Les Must Collection

This collection includes not only beautiful jewellery and timepieces, but also leather goods such as card holders, notebooks or cases for mobile phones that are made of goatskin.

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Caresse d'Orchidées Collection

This collection was inspired by orchids which are so beautiful that even Cartier could not resist them!

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Cartier Perfumes

Cartier has launched 35 perfumes so far. They are inspired by Cartier’s collec­tions and have mostly the same name.

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Cartier Scarves, Sunglasses, Pens, Cufflinks

The scarves are made of the finest silk with motifs from Cartier’s world. There are many other beautiful products by Cartier you can buy, so visit the official web site and enjoy the fabulous shiny jewellery pieces!

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