The Cartier Tank: It's Inception
Louis Cartier, the founder of the brand, invented the Cartier Tank in 1917. It is the brand’s most iconic model. The Tank’s name and design pays homage to the Renault FT-17, a French tank used during the first World War. The
2017 was a newsworthy year in the world of watches. Paul Newman’s Daytona fetched the highest price of any wristwatch at auction in history. The Richemont group was sold to CVC Capital Partners for a hefty sum and Zenith got a new CEO. Lady Gaga
It is well-known that counterfeit luxury goods flood the market each year. Some of these are advertised as replicas and some are just fakes being passed off as the real thing. The watch market, in particular, is not immune to counterfeits and as technology advances
Sammy Davis Jr: The Early Days
The odds were against him. He was a black entertainer, pursuing his craft during the pre-Civil Rights era. Yet, against racism and discrimination, Sammy Davis Jr. prevailed as one of the most successful performers of his time.
During his formative years,
Racing-Inspired Timepieces: The History
The sport of motor racing and the watch industry have a deep and longstanding history together. Motorsports are dependent on highly accurate timekeeping to track each driver’s performance behind the wheel. The relationship between racing and watches all began at a time
The British royal family is an institution deeply rooted in tradition. From personal customs at royal weddings to political rituals at the opening of Parliament, the entire monarchy rests on heritage. The royal family has long been a source of fascination on a global scale.
Architecture has Frank Gehry, fine arts has Pablo Picasso, and the watch world has Gérald Genta. Easily the greatest watch designer of all time, Swiss native Gérald Genta is behind some of the most iconic watches ever created. He singlehandedly pioneered the luxury sports watch.
Andy Warhol is a somewhat polarizing figure in the art world. His philosophies and experimentation concerning art, celebrity, and consumerism flew in the face of established artistic tradition at the time. He galvanized an underground artistic movement in New York during the 1960s and 70s,
First introduced by the House of Cartier in the early 1980s, the Panthère watch quickly became one of the company’s signature timepieces for both men and women. In fact, the Cartier Panthère was a favorite among celebrities like Pierce Brosnan and Tina Turner. The Panthère
Founded in 1847 by French jeweler Louis-Francois Cartier, the House of Cartier produces classic luxury watches for men and women. Beginning in the 19th century with high jewelry brooch and pocket timepieces, Cartier eventually moved onto wristwatches with the famed Santos pilot’s watch made especially