Characteristics of Cartier Watches
One of the most widely recognized names in watchmaking and fine jewelry, Cartier has a long history of designing luxurious and precisely functioning timepieces. In 1904, Cartier created their first wristwatch, the Santos de Cartier, and the brand has been evolving ever since. These distinctive watches are designed based on four principles: the purity of the line, the accuracy of the shape, the precision of proportions, and the precious details. Though each design is inarguably perfect in function and aesthetic, Cartier continues to reinvent timepieces to continue their beautiful legacy.
Popular Cartier Watch Collections
We at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers are proud to house a number of iconic collections of men’s and women’s watches from Cartier. The Ballon Bleu de Cartier collection is a sculptural feat with a slightly domed crystal and case accentuated by a perfect polish. A metal loop in the case protects a distinctive blue crown. Baignoire watches are overtly elegant, featuring elongated, oval shaped cases with ornately decorated bezels. Cases in this collection range from small and minimalistic to more exaggerated. There have been many iterations of the Pasha de Cartier, yet each of these watches features a wide, round case, Arabic numerals, and screw-down crown closure for a functional yet glamorous everyday watch.
Geometric dials, curved horns, and exposed screws characterize the historic Santos de Cartier collection. These watches were initially created to help aviators tell time mid-flight and newer versions of this watch honor that history. Drive de Cartier is another unique collection, distinguished by a round yet slightly angular case and domed crystal. Their broad dials are bold and easy to read, featuring the characteristic Cartier roman numeral indices. A classic collection from this brand is the Ronde de Cartier. These watches incorporate Roman numerals, blue sword-shaped hands, and a rail-track minute circle, all distinctive elements of a Cartier watch.
Shop Cartier Watches at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers
Since the foundation of our beloved company in 1993, we at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers have been committed to providing our customers with a truly luxurious experience. To this end, we have the highest standard for the designer products we house and the people we staff. We would be happy to aid you in finding the Cartier watch that perfectly suits your lifestyle, budget, and aesthetic preferences. Our Walnut and San Gabriel, California jewelry stores are your destination for excellent customer service and an unparalleled inventory. Request an appointment for a personalized consultation with our team today.