The original French jewelry and watch supplier to the royals has come a long way today with the Cartier men's and women's watches. Cartier is one of the most famous international luxury brands in the world today. The preferred choice of the rich and the powerful, Cartier jewelry and watches have been known for their high quality and 'intriguing' designs. A part of Cartier's philosophy is to create masterpieces (read jewelry, watches, and other accessories) that take on the obvious role of being an heirloom in the families of those who can afford to buy them.
Cartier men's and women's watches are world famous and come in very stylized frames. But, Cartier makes watches not just for time keeping but also as an accessory. Cartier was founded by Louis Francois Cartier in 1847. By 1851, he was appointed as the primary supplier of jewelry to Napoleon III's court. With the king on his side, Cartier didn't waste too much time to expand his business and founded the company with his son. The following generations have expanded the Cartier brand to make it one of the most recognized, cherished, and famous brands associated with high quality and stylish designs.
As to how Cartier men's and women's watches were invented is yet another interesting story. Cartier met a famous Brazilian pilot, Alberto Santos Dumont, in 1904 and found that the pilot was unable to depend on his pocket watch especially during escape from mishaps or accidents. It was then that Louis Cartier took the responsibility of creating men's watches in particular and thus Cartier men's watch brand was born. This also marked the trend of classic designs in men's watches.
Cartier brand was truly French and the Swiss watch brands were giving Cartier watches tough competition. That's why Cartier started to further develop their watch line using innovative designs, materials, and established trends in women and men fashion time wear. Cartier men's and women's watches in gold with precious stones and diamonds to functional watches in chrome and leather, to bracelet type watches for women specifically, all began to be lapped up by the eager customer. Cartier has set many precedents that have made its launch of watch collections each year a highly anticipated and eagerly awaited event. Through the years Cartier has collaborated with other famous watch makers to offer a range of watches that give tough competition to other watch makers such as Breil, Pierre Cardin, Longines, Storm, Gucci, Frank Muller, Raymond Weil, Audemars Piguet among others.
Such is the appeal of Cartier men's and women's watches that there are plenty of counterfeits available in the market that look just like the real ones but at less than half the price. Discount Cartier watches for men and women are also available on the Internet. Some of the most famous Cartier watches models are: Cartier classic 'tank' and contemporary model called "Tank Francaise;" then there is "Pasha", a popular lady's watch, and the sleek 18k Cartier bracelet watch "Panther."
Finally, it's the high performance, long life, fashionable look and unique designs that make Cartier men's and women's watches the best choice for those who prefer quality over price!
By: Hayi Mansoor
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