The famous jeweler’s house of Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier and has grown into one of the largest and most famous producers of luxury watches and other jewelry. Cartier has been a supplier of jewelry and watches for various members of royal houses all over the world since its foundation. King Edward VII of England once described Cartier as “the jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers”.
Gassan Diamonds has a large collection of Cartier watches that we would like to present to you. Get acquainted online with the artistic round watch Ballon Bleu de Cartier, the world-famous Tank, the first wristwatch de Santos and the top female Tortue.
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Gassan Diamonds offers you the entire Cartier watch collection. For more than 170 years Cartier watches have been known for their refined craftsmanship. Because of their exclusivity, these timepieces are worn by many royals and other celebrities. Discover the versatility of world-famous series such as Tank, Ballon Bleu, Santos, Baignoire, Calibre and Tortue, and make an appointment with Gassan Diamonds for a presentation of the models.
Perhaps the most famous model by Cartier, the Tank. Designed during the First World War, the interplay of lines was inspired by the tracks of tanks being used for the first time in this war. Integrated into the housing, the strap grooves provide a seamless design and the rectangular shape of the watch is reminiscent of the British tanks. The Tank series houses models for both sexes and has therefore been a popular watch with both men and women for over 100 years.
With its balloon round housing, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier is a unique watch. The timepiece is further characterized by the dial with Roman numerals that are guided on their path by the winding mechanism: a floating sapphire, surrounded by an arch of the finest metal. The polished housing gives the Ballon Bleu de Cartier a satin finish. The Ballon Bleu is available in many versions for both men and women.
The Santos model was designed by Louis Cartier in 1904 for the famous Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos Dumont. He asked Cartier to design a watch with which he could see the time easily while flying: the Santos de Cartier saw the light of day as one of the first pilot watches. This was also the beginning of a friendship between the two pioneers. Santos carried the timepiece during his record attempt to fly around the world in a motor aircraft. This watch made men wear wristwatches and is therefore a unique model from the Cartier collection.
The Cartier Baignoire women’s watch was introduced in 1906 and demonstrated the exceptional craftsmanship of the French watchmaker. The elegant watch broke with the prevailing traditional watch shapes of the time. The single line of the ellipse represents the essence of the Cartier style: an unparalleled marriage of purity and timeless class. Discover this watch at one of our Gassan Boutiques in Amsterdam.
The “Drive” watch collection was designed by Cartier for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie and focuses on men. The timepiece is inspired by the vintage car industry and has an especially cushioned appearance with graceful curves. The wide and thin watch introduces features that originate from old radiator grills and bolts used in earlier cars. The sword-shaped hands and the visible watch make the Drive a very complete and luxurious watch for every man.
Cartier is known for his daring designs. The Cartier Tortue is a watch with a tortoise-based design, and when it was introduced in 1912 it shocked the watch industry. Most watches were round at that time. Cartier’s Tortue models have been available for over 100 years in male and female versions; the women’s watches are often inlaid with diamonds. The Tortue integrates fashion into a watch, blurring the line between these two classical worlds.