The Jeweller of Kings - Cartier.
Cartier, whose name is synonymous with open-mindedness and curiosity, sees beauty in everything. Creativity, freedom, sharing and excellence are all central to its values. This vision enables a creative territory that is shaped around a unique style.
Although Cartier is perhaps better known for fine jewelry, their signed wristwatches have made a huge impression on the global watch market and have become increasingly collectable 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.
Here are 7 surprising facts about Cartier, the iconic brand’s legacy and the long list of family members who grew Cartier from its humble workshop in Paris to the global empire it is today.
1. Alfred Cartier was the first jeweler to successfully use platinum in jewelry-making.
2. Louis Cartier was the first designer to popularize the wristwatch for men.
3. King Edward VII of England dubbed Louis Cartier the “Jeweler of Kings and King of Jewelers.”
4. J.P Morgan bought the first Cartier Mystery Clock for $3,200.
5. The iconic Love Bracelet’s design was inspired by medieval chastity belts.
6. New York City hospitals keep Love screw drivers handy.
7. In May 2016, Cartier was ranked as the 58th most valuable brand in the world by Forbes magazine.
Source: The Loupe
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