Monday, February 28, 2011

Classy in Cartier - The Timeless and Elegant Timepieces of Cartier

Classy in Cartier - The Timeless and Elegant Timepieces of Cartier

Cartier is a brand synonymous with luxury, indulgence, and masterful craftsmanship, especially when it comes to watchmaking,  For years, the artists behind Cartier have engineered some of the most innovative and sought after timepieces on the market, including the famous “Tank” design (shown right).  If you are in the market for your very own luxury timepiece, Cartier is an excellent place to being your search for an attractive and lasting watch.

History of Cartier
(courtesy of http://www.watch-clone.com/articles/cartier_watches.html)

The House of Cartier, a true dynasty of style, elegance and fine craftsmanship, was founded in 1847 by Louis-Franois Cartier, master jeweler to Europe's crowned heads. By the early 20th century, his three grandsons, Louis, Jacques and Pierre, were successfully managing Cartier boutiques in Paris, London and New York.
The first true Cartier wristwatch, the Santos, designed by Louis and named for Alberto Santos-Dumont, a dashing Brazilian aviator, was introduced in 1904. Jeweled wristwatches followed soon after in 1906. In 1910, Louis created and patented the deployant folding clasp. 1917 saw the introduction of the famous Cartier Tank watch. Long regarded as the single most important and influential watch design of the 20th century, the distinctive timepiece was designed in tribute to the Allied Tank commanders who helped defend France during World War I.
In 1933, Cartier was commissioned by the Pasha of Marrakech to create a watch he could wear while swimming. As one of the earliest truly water-resistant designs, the watch featured an attractive round case of solid gold.

Today, the company's watch designers draw on the astounding design archives left by Louis Cartier, the design genius responsible for many of the house's signature innovations, patents and collections. Most of the contemporary Cartier collections are based upon Louis distinctive design classics such as the Santos, the Panther, the Bagnoire, the Pasha, the Tonneau, the Diabolo, and the Tank. Introduced in 1996, the Tank Francaise is widely regarded as a contemporary model of horology and design mastery. Available in three sizes and offered with a variety of movements from quartz to automatic, the Tank Franaise chronograph features a perpetual calendar and automatic time zone changing capability.

Types o
f Cartier Watches

Tank Francaise Watches
 
  • Tank Francaise - Mens
  • Tank Francaise - Mid Size
  • Tank Francaise - Ladies






Tank Style 


  • Tank Solo - Ladies and Mens
  • Tank Americaine - Mens
  • Tank Americaine - Medium
  • Tank Americaine - Ladies
  • Tank Louis Cartier - Mens
  • Tank Louis Cartier - Ladies
  • Tank Divan - Mens
  • Tank Divan Ladies
  • Tankissime - Ladies

Roadster Watches
 
  • Roadster - Mens
  • Roadster - Ladies
  • Roadster GMT
  • Roadster Chronograph



Must 21 Watches

  • Must 21 Quartz - Mens
  • Must 21 Quartz - Ladies
  • Must 21 Chronoscaph






Ronde

 
  • Ronde Solo
  • Ronde Louis Cartier







La Dona De Cartier

 
  • La Dona - Large
  • La Dona - Small    Ballon Bleu De Cartier
  • Ballon Bleu - Small
  • Ballon Bleu - Medium
  • Ballon Bleu - Large
  • Ballon Bleu - Chronograph




Pasha Watches
 
  • Pasha 42mm - Mens
  • Pasha Seatimer - Mens
  • Pasha Seatimer - Ladies
  • Pasha Seatimer Chronograph - Mens
  • Pasha GMT
  • Pasha C 35mm - Medium
  • Pasha 32mm - Ladies
  • Miss Pasha
Classic Santos Watches
  • Santos Automatic Classic - Mens
  • Santos Automatic Classic - Ladies
  • Santos Quartz Classic - Mens
  • Santos Quartz Classic - Ladies






New Santos Watches

 
  • Santos 100 Chronograph
  • Santos 100 - Large
  • Santos 100 - Medium
  • Santos Dumont
  • Santos Demoiselle - Small
  • Santos Demoiselle - Medium


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Where to Buy Cartier Watches
  • Cartier.com
  • PrestigeTime.com
  • Swiss Luxury.com
  • Ashford.com
  • Amazon.com
  • eBay.com
  • NeimanMarcus.com

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