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Cartier Watches was founded in the year 1847 in Paris by Louis-Francois Cartier, specializing in the manufacture of breathtaking jewelry, accessories, and watches. Cartier was appointed afterward as the official purveyor to many kings and rulers throughout the world. Shortly after 1900, an aviator friend of Cartier, Alberto Santos Dumont, voiced a complaint about the difficulty of reading time from a pocket watch while flying. Thus, the "Santos" edition watch was born. This watch was the first men's wristwatch ever to be created. Soon after that, he established the Cartier Watch company.
By 1907, Cartier had branches in New York, London, and St. Petersburg establishing them as a genuinely international watch company. In 1917 the Cartier collection started to expand, and this was the year when Cartier created their famous Tank line, which was inspired by the Renault tanks that Cartier observed during WWI.had branches in New York, London, and St. Petersburg establishing them as a truly international watch company. In 1917 the Cartier collection begins to expand and this was year when Cartier created their famous Tank line which was inspired by the Renault tanks that Cartier observed during WWI. The lines and proportions of the Tank collection represent those of actual tanks, with the color and decorations of the watches being similar to those of real tanks as well. A special blue sapphire cabochon adorns the crown of many of their watches in general and all of the Tank style watches in particular. Presently there are over 30 different types of Tank watches found in both quartz and automatic, with one of the most popular being the Tank Francaise watch, available in both men's and ladies' sizes.
An impressive blue sapphire cabochon adorns the crown of many of their watches, especially the Tank-style watches. Presently there are over 30 different types of Tank watches found in both quartz and automatic, with one of the most popular being the Tank Francaise watch, available in both men's and ladies' sizes.Read more
The Cartier brand's international nature can be experienced through its exquisite jewelry. Some good examples are the famous Amulette de Cartier and its extensive watch collection.
The Cartier collection of watches has notable titles, including the Tank Americaine men's watch and the Tank Americaine ladies' watches, which are produced only in precious metals, making it very exclusive. Also available in the Tank collection is a classically styled series called Louis Cartier, which is available for both men and ladies. Finally, the Tank Solo watches are available in round and rectangular shapes for both men and ladies at very reasonable prices - making for a perfect gift. The Cartier Tank collection's lines and proportions reflect those of actual tanks, as do its colors and decorations.
Cartier Tanks make up a large portion of the many Cartier collections, with the majority of the models in the Tank series being the Cartier men's Tanks. Among the many publications that discuss the Cartier Tanks, men's magazines such as GQ, Esquire magazine compiled want lists and wish lists. Many of these lists include the Cartier Tank men's watch, making them even more desirable by their massive amounts of fashion-conscious male subscribers. While individuality and unique style is appreciated, these influential publications tend to set trends that frequently predict the Cartier Tank men's watch that the reader will want to wear.
There are several collections of Cartier Tanks that are available: The first of the many lines of Tanks to be mentioned are the Cartier Tank Solo watches, which are available in a total of 3 different sizes. Two smaller sizes are found for the Solo Cartier Tank Quartz and a larger version as well. There is only one size for the Cartier Solo Automatic, which is an Extra Large sized automatic version, possibly the biggest Men's Cartier Tank
The Tank Francaise watches come in a variety of sizes, from small to large. These watches come in stainless steel, yellow gold, 18kt white gold as well as 18kt rose gold. There is also a small-sized women's Cartier Tank Francaise that features a lovely pink mother of pearl dial, a versatile luxury watch that can be worn both casually and in a formal setting. The Cartier Tank Anglaise (The French word for "English") is another top-rated Cartier men's Tank series. The watches in this series come with leather straps or precious metal bracelets using 18 carat Yellow Gold, 18ct Rose Gold, 18kt White Gold, and stainless steel.
The Cartier Tank Americaine series (also known as the Cartier Tank American) is only available with an alligator/crocodile leather strap. There are also the Tank MC watches, which feature a wider case size and luxurious alligator/crocodile leather band.
The new Ballon Bleu watch series is a beautiful and unique addition to the Cartier watch line. The crown, set with a sapphire stone, is covered by a steel protector. The Ballon Bleu is available in three sizes: the Ballon Bleu full-size watch, the Ballon Bleu medium-size watch, and finally, in a smaller ladies' watch size. Also available from the Ballon Bleu watch collection is the new Ballon Bleu Chronograph watch, which is available in several different materials such as stainless steel, white gold, two-tone, yellow gold, and rose gold.
The Cartier Roadster watch has a distinct appearance and shape. Its bracelet and strap are designed in a way that it can be switched in a matter of seconds without using tools. The Roadster watch is also available in a ladies' edition with a quartz movement. Additional variations are also available for the Cartier men's Roadster as well as the Cartier women's Roadster, such as the Roadster GMT watch and the Roadster Chronograph watch.
The Cartier Ronde Solo is a collection with a distinctly smooth, classic round case. The Ronde Solo is available in a variety of sizes, materials, and dial colors, and are available on a leather strap or a metal bracelet. The Ronde Solo can be found in small sizes, from as little as a 29mm case to a midsized 36mm case to an even larger men's Ronde Solo with a 42mm case. While most of the Ronde Solo models are in stainless steel, you can find a few models which use yellow gold and rose gold in its construction.
The Cartier Pasha series was created especially for one of the Pashas in Morocco, and each watch in the series has Arabic numerals. The Pasha watch series includes the Pasha 42mm, Pasha Seatimer, Pasha Chronograph, Pasha GMT, Pasha C, and Pasha 32mm for ladies.
The Cartier Santos collection watches are immediately recognizable by their square design. The Classic Santos watches are available in both men's and ladies' sizes with either quartz or automatic movements. The new Santos series watches are bold yet versatile. The Santos collection includes a plain automatic version and the Santos Chronograph that has a stopwatch feature. The Santos Dumont is a dressy version of the Santos collection.
The Cartier Demoiselle watches are the modern version of the famous and hugely successful Cartier Panthère de Cartier collection. While there are numerous Cartier collections offering watches for both men and women, the Cartier Drive de Cartier is one Cartier collection that is so far made exclusively in men's sizes and is available in stainless steel and rose gold.
The Tank Louis Cartier collection is another more evolved collection derived from the original Tank, which comes in sizes as small as 22mm and can go as large as an Extra Large model, which has a 39.2mm x 30mm case size. Although that doesn't sound like a considerable size, remember these are rectangular shaped watches, and they command a more noticeable presence on the wrist.
Finally, the ladies' Baignoire series, a women's Cartier cased in white gold and lined with diamonds, is a luxurious watch for the classy woman.
One can find Cartier wristwatches proudly worn on the wrists of the world's leading ladies, celebrities, aristocrats, heads of state, and even royalty. These are the type of women their watches attracts with their impressive designs, fine craftsmanship, and overall brand prestige as one of the major players in high-end luxurious watches. One of the most lavish and appreciated ladies gifts that one can purchase is a women's Cartier watch. Aside from enhancing one's apparent social status, a women's Cartier watch is also indicative of refined and elegant taste and her appreciation for high caliber timepieces. So, if you're not sure what luxury gift to buy for a woman, one of their watches may be the answer.
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