The name Cartier is synonymous with beautiful craftsmanship, quality and style. Although Cartier is perhaps better known for fine jewelry, their signed luxury wristwatches have made a huge impression on the global watch market and have become increasingly collectible over the years. Many of the fabulous watches can be regarded as pieces of jewelry in their own right and Cartier watches and jewelry have become renowned throughout the world.
Founded in 1847 in Paris, Cartier stands as one of the world’s most esteemed and respectful companies in the luxury goods industry. Today, the Maison is renowned worldwide for its high jewelry creations and watches, leather goods, perfumes and prestige accessories – symbols of craftsmanship and elegance, quality and excellence.
From the Trinity ring to the Love bracelet, the Santos de Cartier to the Tank watches, the Panther ring to the Caresse d’Orchidées par Cartier brooch; Cartier is the reference for its design and savoir-faire and has been recognized as an invaluable pioneer for its creations, icons of rarity, style and craftsmanship.
Throughout its history, Cartier has established and maintained ties with the art world to stimulate its own creativity, by developing special relationships with artists. Actively encouraging contemporary talents with the launch in 1984 of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Cartier has scaled up art sponsorship and cooperation programs.
Craftsmanship is an integral part of Cartier’s history. Every year, master craftsmen exhibit new skills, materials and watchmaking techniques. Often the sole practitioners of their art, these artisans are driven by a passion for their craft.
Cartier is part of the Compagnie Financière Richemont SA- the ultimate holding Company for some of the world’s leading luxury goods companies – its Maisons – encompassing jewellery, watches, premium accessories and other luxury products. The company’s brand portfolio includes: Alfred Dunhill, Azzedine Alaia, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chloé, IWC, Jaeger- LeCoultre, Lancel, Lange & Söhne, Montblanc, NET-A-PORTER.COM, Officine Panerai, Peter Millar, Piaget, Purdey, Roger Dubuis, Shanghai Tang, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels.