When in 1847, Louis-Francois Cartier in Paris enjoyed his first successes with his hand-made jewellery and the French Princess Eugenie asked for and wore these pieces, he probably did not realize that this was the beginning of a watch and jewellery company that would still exist 170 years later. Already in 1888 the selection of watches included a collection of ladies' and men's watches, which mostly were created by the genius of the son of the founder.
Even today, every Cartier watch displays the centuries of experience in the art of jewellery and watchmaking. Creativity was never discouraged. The combination of Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joallerie goes hand in hand at Cartier and is an important feature of the company.
Typical characteristics of Cartier watches are the Roma numbers used and the beaten hands. In addition, a sapphire cabochon is found on the winding screw. On steel models this is a blue spinell, on gold models it is a real sapphire.
Cartier's innovative genius shows the evolution of what was then the first pilot's watch - the "Cartier Santos", created by Louis Cartier for the Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont.
Stop by at the Watch & Jewellery Boutique DRUBBA MOMENTS and take a look at the "Cartier Santos" and let yourself be inspired by the brain waves of Cartier.