Cartier is one of the most recognizable names in jewelry, and for good reason. Since 1847, Cartier has been a name synonymous with excellence, quality, tasteful sophistication, and fine craftsmanship, and that includes a prestigious line of luxury timepieces.
The Cartier brand's history dates back to 1847, when Louis-Francois Cartier took over his master's workshop in Paris, France. Louis-Francois' son, Alfred, continued the family tradition by taking over the company, but it was Alfred's sons who really made the Cartier brand what it is today. In particular, it is Louis Cartier whom we have to thank for Cartier's distinctive wristwatches. Louis Cartier was friends with the famous aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who didn't like the difficulty of using a pocket watch while flying. As wrist watches were at that time a feminine accessory, Louis designed his friend one that appeared more masculine. Flat, with a square bezel, the "Santos" was Cartier's first wristwatch for men, and it became wildly popular.
TIVOL is proud to carry several of Cartier's most distinctive collections. Watches in the Drive Moonphase series all sport bold roman numerals, Cartier's classic beveled square face, and the phases of the moon alongside the time. Watches in the Panthère collection (for her) are classically feminine timepieces that are distinctive and sporty enough to please, regardless of her style. For those who prefer a round watch face, the Ballon Bleu collection shows off clean and smooth lines with distinctive color pairings, like rose gold and black leather, or ebony and steel, looking forward in style while hearkening back to the past.
And then there's the Tank collection. The Tank collection is one of the oldest and most admired of Cartier's lines of fine luxury timepieces. Watches in the Tank Anglaise (for her) line are slim and rectangular. Every watch will accentuate her natural beauty without overpowering it, all while allowing her to complement her style, whether she enjoys warm rose gold or cool steel, whether she prefers her wrist to be encircled by buttery leather or firm metal links. The design of the Tank Solo is a bit more understated but every bit as elegant. No matter what she likes, Cartier will have something to please her. The same goes for any man in the market for a timepiece that will be his forever to wear and then to pass down as a memory when the time comes.
Cartier's reputation as a pioneer in the finest of fine timepieces is a result of the company's devotion to the art. Cartier has devoted lifetimes to producing stylish, accurate, lovely, and standout watches that boast innovative technology with classic styling. Though the Cartier family no longer owns the company, the spirit of Cartier's founders lives on https://www.tivol.com/ in modern watches produced by Maison Cartier. For anyone looking for luxury watches in Kansas City, TIVOL's collection of Cartier timepieces is sure to impress.
TIVOL also carries fine watches and timepieces from makers such as Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer, Bell & Ross and other notables. Visit TIVOL at the Country Club Plaza or in Overland Park at Hawthorne Plaza.