Cartier Diabolo 1430

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Even for Cartier, this is a strange watch. At first look it seems to combine every random watch design element that you could think of but for some reason it absolutely works. This Cartier Diabolo goes under reference 1430 and dates back to 1990. The watch has a tuxedo-like dial with factory-set diamond hour markers. The hands are in Breguet style. The watch thanks its name to the crown, which looks like one half of a diabolo. The top of the crown has factory-set diamonds too. Furthermore, it has straight lugs with screws on the outside. The round case is made from 18k yellow gold just like the Cartier deployant clasp. To make it even more weird (but cool!), the watch is paired with an alligator-leather, pink strap.


Cartier Louis-François Cartier took over his master’s jewellery workshop in 1847. Over the years, his sons and grandsons inherited the family business and expanded the brand by opening shops in New York and London. King Edward VII of the United Kingdom granted Cartier a prestigious royal warrant in 1904, calling the brand 'The jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers'. Royal warrants soon rolled in from all over the world (among which, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Siam, Spain, Portugal, and Russia). While Cartier is known primarily for its jewellery, it also has a history in watchmaking. Cartier’s first venture in watchmaking came in 1888, offering exclusively lady models. In 1904, Louis Cartier gave his friend and Brazilian aviation pioneer Santos Dumont a wrist watch to wear during his flights. Until then, wrist watches were worn exclusively by women and men opted for the traditional pocket watch. The Santos Dumont was not only the first wrist watch geared towards men but also the first pilot’s watch!  


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