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Below, you can view our online inventory of Cartier watches. We carry a vast selection of models and styles. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, we’re always happy to source a watch for our valued customers. Just get in touch with us and let us know exactly what you’re looking for.
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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a luxury watch weighing on your wrist. One of the finest and most sought-after brands of watches is those made by Cartier. If you’ve had Cartier on your mind and have been wanting one for yourself, BQ Watches has you covered. As the premier dealer of pre-owned, antique and vintage Cartier watches in London, we’re here to help you find the perfect watch.
Here at BQ Watches, we pride ourselves on finding the best and most beautiful luxury watches for our customers. Cartier is a prestigious brand that any watch enthusiast would love to add to their collection. When you get in touch with BQ Watches, we can make that dream of owning a Cartier watch a reality. We have an amazing selection and the best prices possible. When you’re ready to own a Cartier, make sure to choose BQ Watches.
Cartier’s long and storied history means that they’ve created plenty of desirable watch models over the years. There’s sure to be something for any collector in their most popular and coveted models. Founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier in Paris, Cartier began as a luxury jewelry company, but it didn’t get into the watch business until 1904. From that point on, Cartier was known for its unique and sophisticated style. Even more impressive, Cartier was the first to popularize and mass-produce the wristwatch.
Browse some of the most popular Cartier models below and learn a little bit more about them.
The Santos is where it all started for Cartier watches. Back in 1904, Cartier’s friend, a Brazilian pilot named Alberto Santos-Dumont, mentioned how the typical pocket watches were inconvenient while flying a plane. Cartier’s response was to design a timepiece that could be worn on your wrist, and thus was born the first wristwatch. The iconic watch was created with a square case and bezel.
Introduced in 1917, this was the second wristwatch designed by Louis Cartier. It’s said to be modelled after the Renault tanks from WWI. These watches come in a square or rectangular shape and a variety of model variations. The Tank is one of the most classic Cartier models available and hasn’t changed since its inception.
Introduced in 1985, the Pasha is an extremely popular watch from Cartier’s women’s line. The Pasha has a striking profile, with a rounded bezel and refined design. The Pasha continues to be updated as new models have come out over the years.
One of the newer additions to Cartier’s catalogue, the Calibre de Cartier was designed as a men’s sports watch. The Calibre was innovative due to the fact that it was the first in-house mechanical movement watch Cartier produced. This watch strikes a masculine profile and is a great addition to anyone’s Cartier collection.
First introduced in 1983, the Panthère was created to double as a piece of jewellery. This dazzling watch was designed to mimic the sleekness of a panther and capture fierce femininity in one beautiful timepiece. The square bezel, flexible bracelet and free-spirited design remain iconic to this day. The Panthère continues to come out with unique designs as updated models are released.
Created in 2007, the Ballon Bleu was designed to smash the traditional design concept of what a watch could be. Everyone is familiar with round watches, but Cartier took it to the next level by adding volume to the familiar shape. A double convex design truly makes this watch stand out amongst the crowd and pop on the wrist.
The Baignoire is another of Cartier’s most timeless pieces, and it was designed by Cartier himself in 1912. This watch was wholly unique, designed as an ellipse on a single line. The striking form of this watch makes it a beautiful, highly desirable watch that looks great on the wrist and truly catches the eye.
For those who want a truly traditional design from their timepiece, the Ronde is classic in both appearance and in function. The Ronde uses Roman numerals, blue hands, a winding mechanism and an alligator strap. The Ronde doesn’t break the mould; it just perfects it.
Although the different models of Cartier watches are aesthetically diverse and unique, the core design principles perfected by Louis Cartier remain a thread that runs through every Cartier timepiece. With every watch, you can expect striking Roman numerals, a rail track on the dials, blue steel sword-shaped hands, a cabochon and crown on the winding mechanism, a guilloché dial and the Cartier signature.
Cartier watches also feature various different metals for you to choose from. Here are some of the different features you can find in Cartier watches:
At BQ Watches, we are proud to help find that perfect luxury watch that suits our customers best. If you’re looking for a premium Cartier timepiece, look no further. We’re here to help you find it.
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