Wrist Diaries is infectiously addicted to fine watches. We’re always looking for an opportunity to talk about timepieces– whether made by renowned Swiss Brands who’ve been in the industry for decades and even centuries in some cases, or made by passionate independent watchmakers. It’s our passion, devotion and enthusiasm that makes our horological heart tick faster.
Cartier, the brand whose name is synonymous with open-mindedness and curiosity, sees beauty in everything. From jewelry to fine watchmaking, Cartier has perfected the development of unique timepieces hallmarked by elegance, emotion, and innovation. Established in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, the brand has a long history of service to royalty and famous personalities including King Edward VII and the Duchess of Cambridge, and was under the control of the same family until 1964. With the successful interplay of aesthetics and technology, Louis Cartier’s legacy and standards of perfection live on to this day.
With a rich tradition dating back over 160 years, Cartier is known for its exquisite creativity and craftsmanship in fine jewellery and luxury wristwatches. From the iconic Tank to the elegant Ronde Solo to the masterful Rotonde, Cartier has crafted a plethora of original fine watches over the years. The exceptional timepieces stand for strong outlook, aesthetics, and precision and symbolize the fusion of outstanding savoir-faire and timelessness.
Built with a sense of fine craftsmanship and design, Cartier watches are historically famous for their robust mix of unique casings and dials. Today, available in a variety of materials, Cartier’s watches are built to last. As a watchmaker, Cartier has had a lot to do with the development of the Haute Horlogerie industry. Responsible for developing the world's first modern wristwatch in 1904, the Santos, driven by advances in aviation and the Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont, Cartier has also developed its own in-house watch movements.