World's Biggest Luxury Fashion Brands

World’s Biggest Luxury Fashion Brands

6. Cartier

Cartier was founded by Louis Francois Cartier in 1847 after taking over the workshop of his mentor, Olaf Picard. This corporation is also called Cartier International SNC, and they design, create, and sell luxury jewelry and watches. In 1874, Louis Francois’s Son Alfred began managing Cartier and his sons, Jacques Louis and Pierre made the company an international success.

Louis took over the Paris branch and created some of the most famous designs, including their mystery clock, which exhibits a transparent dial and hidden mechanism. In 1984, the brand designed a wristwatch that was flat with a square bezel for pilots. After Louis’s friend, Alberto Santos Dumont complained about the inconvenience of using pocket watches during flights. About 15 years later, they came out with a model called The Tank that was inspired by new Renault tanks from the first world conflict. The signature style of the tank watch was its rectangular shape, as well as its roman numerals and sword shape hands. People that have worn these watches include Princess Diana, Jackie Kennedy and Yves Saint Laurent.

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