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Founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, the company is very soon recognized for its creativeness. Being appreciated by the French Imperial family brings him an international reputation. From its 1st workshop boutique in the 2nd district of Paris, in 1899, Cartier settles its headquaters 13 rue de la Paix in Paris 1er, historical heart of Luxury brands. Louis, Pierre and Jacques Cartier, Alfred's sons, expand the brand to an international perspective and they acquire the title of "jeweller of Kings and King of the jewellers". Exceptional jewels and gems, prestigious timepieces, extravagant special orders punctuate this fabulous story. From the "tutti fruti" coloured stoned jewels of the Art Deco period, the famous Tank watch (1917), the Trinity ring (1924) celebrated by Jean Cocteau, the bestiaire diamonds worn by Liz Taylor, to the Love Bracelet (1969), design and trend of the 1970s Cartier's story is made of icons. The maison is member of COMITE COLBERT

Designer Artistic Director


Marie-Laure Cérède manages the Watch Design | Jeanne Toussaint, "the panther", is one of the icon of Cartier' story, and the designer for high jewellery collections in the 1930s

Iconic Product


Cartier is a so iconical brand, difficult to select one or two cult pieces... The Santos Dumont timepiece is a flat wristwatch created in 1904 for the brazilian pioneer aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont | The Panther brooch was created in 1940 for Wallis Simpson, the panther being one of Cartier' symbol, if not its symbol.
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