Cartier was founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier. In over a century of operation, the company has acquired a long list of famous clients, from celebrities to royal families, many with interesting back stories. However, the sale of a pearl necklace to a businessman named Morton F. […]

The story behind the historic Cartier Fifth Avenue mansion

The Cartier ID One is a highly advanced concept timepiece developed entirely in the Cartier workshops. It requires no adjustment, is lubrication free and is insensitive to temperature, shocks and magnetic fields. For the “ID One” concept, Cartier used a self-winding movement, featuring a blade style trimmed rotor (which offers […]

The Cartier ID One Concept

This is a short video that demonstrates Cartier’s new Astroregulator, which was introduced at SIHH 2011 in January. The Astroregulator features a complication, that like a tourbillon, offsets the negative effects of gravity on the movement. Cartier spent five years developing Calibre 9800 MC Astroregulator, a mechanical movement that was […]

SIHH 2011: Cartier Astroregulator

Cartier has just unveiled the ID Two Concept watch, boasting numerous chronometric innovations. Two twin-level power barrels in series, with fiberglass springs. Lubrication free, ultra lightweight differential gearing. Carbon crystal escapement and oscillator. A vacuum-sealed transparent monobloc ceramic case. Vacuum-sealed case back with no screws. 32 day power reserve.

The Cartier ID Two Concept Watch

Cartier has just released a preview of their new in-house chronograph — that will be officially unveiled at SIHH 2013 on January 21st — the Calibre de Cartier Chronograph. The collection will features Cartier’s new in-house manufactured self-winding 1904-CH MC caliber which features a column-wheel chronograph with a central vertical […]

Pre-SIHH 2013: Cartier Calibre de Cartier Chronograph

The main story for Cartier this year at SIHH was their new dive watch. But there was also another very interesting men’s watch that launched at SIHH along with the diver — the Tank MC Chronograph. The Tank MC is housed in Cartier’s elegant rectangle Tank case and powered by […]

Hands-on with Cartier Tank MC Chronograph in steel

The Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication combines a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon. Its development took 5 years – followed by 15 weeks of production, 10 weeks of decorating and finishing and 5 weeks of assembly. The result: is the most complicated timepiece ever produced by […]

Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication

Cartier debuted an all new automotive-inspired watch collection, called the Drive de Cartier, last week in Geneva. The automotive inspired design is distinguished by a cushion-shaped case, crafted in steel or pink gold – with a choice of a black, grey, or white dial. Satin textured flanks contrast against the […]

Introducing the Cartier Drive Watch Collection

Cartier’s three premiere worldwide flagships boutiques are in Paris, London, and New York, respectively. Following a massive storewide renovation that required closing the New York flagship 653 Fifth Avenue location, which began in 2014 – as of September 7th, 2016 – the Cartier Mansion is now open for business again. […]

Cartier’s newly renovated 653 Fifth Avenue Mansion