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The WorldTempus Selection - Cartier - Digital version EN

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Characterised by audacity and inventiveness, Cartier’s watchmaking history reflects a unique state of mind: “jeweller of kings and king of jewellers”. Its renown is bound up in the tradition of excellence to which it is heir. Cartier was a forerunner in the use of platinum in jewellery and one of the pioneers of watchmaking.

Characterised by audacity and inventiveness, Cartier’s watchmaking history reflects a unique state of mind: “jeweller of kings and king of jewellers”. Its renown is bound up in the tradition of excellence to which it is heir. Cartier was a forerunner in the use of platinum in jewellery and one of the pioneers of watchmaking. A socially responsible firm, Cartier is a founding member of the “Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices”, as well as engaging in philanthropy through the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, founded in Paris in 1984. Established on the suggestion of the artist César, this is both a space for artists to create in and a place where the general public can encounter art. The firm is also very active in charity work: in 2013, it founded the Cartier Charitable Foundation to provide support for good causes around the world


Each Selection includes :

  • an article from our Editor-in-Chief
  • a table of contents
  • a chapter containing our experts’ analyses organised by brand
  • a chapter with all the videos regrouped on the subject
  • a third chapter with more articles describing each model (by brand)
  • lastly a chapter presenting all the new models available on the WorldTempus directory



Suzanne Wong, Rédactrice en chef

Suzanne Wong
Editor-in-Chief, WorldTempus



There is no other brand in the world that has as many iconic watch designs as Cartier. This is no idle statement. A non-comprehensive list of iconic Cartier watch designs includes the Tank and all its variations, the Santos and all its variations, the Ballon Bleu, the Rotonde, the Ronde, the magnificently sensuous Tortue, the Tonneau, the Pasha, the Crash, the Baignoire, the Calibre and the Panthère. It’s an unparalleled achievement in the watch industry.

Cartier is known as the “King of Jewellers, Jeweller of Kings”, a sobriquet that reflects its history in royal commissions and its prestige amongst other jewellery houses. This sometimes has the effect of...

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