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The Cartier Santos look at could be the observe discount Rolex watches design which was 1st developed by Cartier in 1904. The timepiece was developed for that Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. Santos-Dumont experienced challenges dealing with pocket observe when traveling. Louis Cartier produced a established enjoy using a sq. bezel. The timepiece could be successful with Santos-Dumont, and it’s ongoing to be a well known view approximately the existing time. The Cartier Roadster observe continues to be close to considering that 2001. The kind of the Roadster was influenced with the automotive entire world. This may be a sporty enjoy that reveals the look of vitality and gratifaction.

For the next quarter century, Cartier was strictly a jeweler, but in 1874, Louis-François’s son Alfred gained the company’s reins. He in turn brought his sons, Louis, Pierre, and Jacques, into the firm—it was this third generation of Cartiers that would make the Paris jeweler’s name synonymous with luxury wristwatches The first Cartier wristwatches were diamond-studded bracelets for ladies, which were introduced in 1888 and languished until Parisian fashions changed enough in the mid-1890s to encourage the adornment of a bare wrist with a watch. Buy It Now Add to watch list VERY ELEGANT CARTIER 18K WHITE GOLD LANIERES BRACELET SIZE 15 65 CARTIER BOX $3,400.00

Tank” is a term that is supposedly registered by Cartier. Even though it is common to refer to tank watches when a watch is rectangular, Cartier has informed me through their New York lawyers that I should not use tank, tank shaped, tank style, tank-shaped, tank-style or tank like. They say that “tank” refers to their product only. I doubt that tank-shaped referring to the shape of a military tank when seen from above would be a violation of their registered tank trademark. To fight this would take such funds, that I will try to refrain from using tank when referring to rectangular wristwatches. What hogwash IMHO.

Louis Cartier initiated a creative approach to timepieces. In 1904, pocket watches were the norm. One time, an aviator complained to Cartier that it was awkward to try to pull out a pocket watch to check the time while flying. Cartier designed a small, flat timepiece that could be strapped to the wrist. Thus the Santos wristwatch was born and quickly became a hit with Cartier’s many customers. Collecting watches doesn’t start suddenly, like collecting stamps or coins. Most people think about collecting after meeting others with the same interest, as for instance seeing people at watch auctions or talking to collectors at ‘Get togethers’ organized by watch enthusiasts.

The Calibre is deceptively large. Seeing it in a store window I would bet money it was larger than its 42mm wide size might suggest. Thanks to a hefty crown guard and large, widely spaced lugs this watch is one of the best optical illusions around. Thanks to the lugs allowing the bottom to wrap around your wrist, this watch is quite comfortable to wear and in addition to that, the piece does not have a tall profile. B. Gray Jewelers offers best prices on buying and selling estate jewelry, paintings, gold, diamonds, new and pre owned Rolex