Cartier was founded in Paris by Louis-François Cartier in 1847. Later, his son Alfred Cartier took over the company, with Alfred’s sons Jacques, Pierre, and Louis ultimately turning the brand into a worldwide leader in fine jewelry and luxury watches, and other high-end goods. One of the pivotal moments in the company's early history was when Louis Cartier responded to the complaint of his friend and pioneer aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont that pocket watches were impractical for use while flying by creating a flat, wrist-worn watch with a distinctive square bezel—the iconic “Santos.” The company has been held by many different owners through the years, but its commitment to innovation, elegance, and quality has never changed.
CARTIER DESIGN & STYLE
If Cartier style had to be summed up in one word, it would be elegant. While the company’s work runs the gamut from simple to ornate, in different metals and using a variety of gemstones, there is always an underlying feeling of rhythm and flow across every design of every piece.
WORLD RENOWNED CARTIER COLLECTIONS
There are a number of Cartier fine jewelry collections including Love, Trinity de Cartier, Juste un Clou, Ecrou de Cartier, Amulette de Cartier, Cactus de Cartier, and Panthere de Cartier. The company’s watch collections include Drive de Cartier, Tank, Ballon Bleu de Cartier, Santos de Cartier, Ronde de Cartier, and Tortue. Bright Society sources fine jewelry and luxury timepieces from authenticated retailers nationwide to provide you with unrivaled access to the most sought-after brands in the world.