The wristwatch appeared in Cartier collections recorded in 1888, and the “Santos” model born in 1911 made a strong impression on the world. This watch was designed as a gift to the Brazilian astronaut Alberto Santos-Dumont in 1904. It was the first Cartier men’s leather strap wristwatch. With the famous “deployant” key model, which was patented in 1909. Right after that, new designs with this type of lock came out. This model was co-designed by Edmond Jaeger, and he became Cartier’s partner in 1907.
Today, Cartier is one of the leading businesses in the luxury watch and jewelry market. With more than 200 stores on 5 continents and exclusive distribution networks. Cartier is building a brand based on a treasure trove of unique knowledge and experience for hundreds of years. Currently, Cartier is one of the major brands of the Richemont Group.