Legend And Legacy
ELLE Singapore|January 2022
So contemporary in style, it is hard to imagine that some of these masterpieces were brought to life over a century ago. The juste un clou bracelet celebrates 50 years, while the other seven creations designed by cartier are now considered icons in the world of french jewellery and watchmaking
Virginie Dolata

1904 - the Santos Watch

In 1904, Louis Cartier fulfilled the wish of aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont: to be able to tell the time in full flight, on his pocket watch, without letting go of the controls. Cartier had no idea that he was revolutionising watchmaking by creating the very first “wristwatch”. Santos de Cartier steel watch, in medium, $9,600, by CARTIER

1917 - the Tank Watch

When the Tank watch was introduced in 1917 by Cartier, watches were traditionally round. Inspired by a drawing of a military tank seen from birds-eye view, the strap is for the tracks and the case for the vehicle’s interior. It has now become an absolute must-have in watchmaking. Tank Louis Cartier rose gold watch, in large, $19,000, by CARTIER

1924 - the Trinity Ring

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