French Riviers Jewelers, The most trusted in pre-owned Cartier from Coral Gables, Miami Florida USA. Where you can buy and sell Cartier watches. The Cartier watch brand is one of the most recognized luxury trademarks in the world. Their signed wristwatches have made a huge impression on the global watch market and have been increasingly collectable over the years. The company's origins lie in Paris 1847, when young Louis-François Cartier took over his master's workshop. In 1874 son Alfred Cartier took over the company. Although the company basked in success
It was not until Alfred's sons Louis, Pierre and Jacques took the reins of the company, that the Cartier brand would enjoy such international fame. In 1899 the company decided to expand internationally. Louis Cartier has been acknowledged for some of the most famous Cartier designs such as the "Mystery Clock". In 1904 Cartier rose to the challenge of making the world's first men's wristwatch. The watch was made for the great aviator Santos Dumont, who complained he needed a more suitable timepiece for his dare devil flights. The watch was named after him, and is still in production today.