Cartier Vendôme

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The Cartier Vendôme is an ode to Place Vendôme, the famed Parisian square in the first arrondissement at which the Cartier flagship store is located. It is also the location of the luxurious Ritz Hotel, classical shirtmaker Charvet, and the French Ministry of Justice. This 18k yellow-gold Vendôme houses a tried and true manual winding movement. The 33mm case lacks extended lugs. Instead, it has cutouts for the original leather Must de Cartier leather strap. Together with the elegant stepped case design this gives the watch a certain architectural quality. Combine this with a minimalist black lacquer dial and you have the perfect watch to wear with a black turtleneck when you are sipping coffee outside a Parisian café. 


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 jeweler of kings and the king of jewellers.” Such was the renown of Cartier, that 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 storied history in watchmaking. Cartier’s first foray in watchmaking came in 1888, offering exclusively ladies models. In 1904, Louis Cartier gave his friend and Brazilian aviation pioneer Santos Dumont 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 wristwatch geared towards men but also the first pilot’s watch!


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