The House of Cartier, a true dynasty of style, elegance and fine craftsmanship, was founded in 1847 by Louis-Frantois 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 Frantaise 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 Frantaise chronograph features a perpetual calendar and automatic time zone changing capability.
The Cartier collections offered by Buy-BelowRetail.com are eloquent testimony to the lasting value and rich heritage of the House of Cartier legacy. From the functionally elegant to the opulently jeweled, each Cartier timepiece carries with it a 150-year pedigree of excellence, elegance and quality beyond compare.
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The fine writing instruments of the Cartier collections could only be the product of a master jeweler. Each one is a masterpiece backed by 150 years of the Cartier tradition and distinguished by Cartier’s characteristic quality, technology and elegance.
Each Cartier instrument, whether fountain pen, ball-point, rollerball or propelling pencil is not only technically outstanding, exceptionally reliable and comfortable in hand, but has a personality of sheer beauty. The specially designed, interchangeable, 18 karat fountain pen nibs optimize air and ink flow and are available in five widths from extra fine to extra large (or wide). Additionally, each pen is fitted with a converter pump to permit the use of bottle or cartridge ink.
The famed Cartier motifs carried in the house’s signature jewelry, watch and fragrance collections are evident in their writing instruments as well. The Diabolo de Cartier collection, available in fountain pen, propelling pencil and rollerball and ballpoint models, features an elegant barrel of jet black composite with polished gold rings crowned by the legendary cabochon. The signature Louis Cartier collection is available in gold overlay, silver overlay, lacquer or composite, finished with 18k gold accents. The Must de Cartier collection is adorned by the distinctive Santos or three-ring motif and features a delicately fluted barrel in gold overlay, silver overlay, lacquer or brushed stainless steel and is available in fountain pen or ballpoint models.
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