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Cartier Jewelry & Heritage

  Société Cartier designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewellery, watches and other fine items of fashion. They were founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier. The company maintains its headquarters in Paris. Louis-François Cartier founded Cartier in Paris in 1847. In 1874, Louis-François' son Alfred Cartier took over the company, but it was Alfred's sons Louis, Pierre and Jacques, who were responsible for establishing the brand name worldwide. In 1904, the Brazilian pioneer aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont complained to his friend Louis Cartier of the unreliability and impracticality of using pocket watches while flying. Cartier designed a flat wristwatch with a distinctive square bezel. This watch was liked by not only Santos-Dumont but also many other customers. Thus the...

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