Cartier was founded in 1847 in Paris, France by the jeweler Louis Francois Cartier , who in
1899 handed over the company to his three sons. They would establish the Cartier company
internationally , not least by making the Cartier name a favorite among the crowned heads of
Europe. Named “King of jewelers, Jewelers of kings”. The brand was quick to turn its attention
to watches. The Tortue  and the Tank . They were followed by other noteworthy
creations including the Pasha, the Santos 100 ,The Ballon bleu and the Calibra.
The Cartier family retained ownershipe of the firm untill 1964. It is now part of the Richemont