Buying a Pre-Owned Cartier
Why You Should Buy a Pre-Owned Cartier.
Founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier in Paris, Cartier is a French luxury watchmaker with an exalted worldwide reputation.
The brand was founded when the Frenchman took over his mentor’s jewellery workshop, which was located at 29 Rue Montorgueil. The watchmaker and jeweller quickly gained a reputation for his exquisite attention-t0-detail and expert craftsmanship, and by 1853 he had moved premises to the more fashionable Palais-Royal district of Paris.
In 1902, the brand was crowned as the “Jeweller of Kings and the King of Jewellers" by the future King Edward VII, who was the Prince of Wales at the time.
This royal endorsement was the start of an association between the French watchmaker and European Royalty, and it is a relationship that exists to this very day, and Royals such as Kate Middleton have been spotted with a Cartier timepiece on their wrist.
Noted for their elegant and tasteful wristwatches, Cartier was the first watchmaker to design and implement miniature movements in the 1920s, an achievement that is still considered to be a landmark event in the watchmaking profession.
More than 150 years after its founding, Cartier maintains and continues the notable legacy that has gone before it. They are still manufacturing updated models of some of the world’s most recognisable and sought-after watches, including the Cartier Tank, Pash, Santos and Baignoire.
A Second-Hand Cartier is More Affordable
The exquisite engineering, precision timekeeping, and elegant aesthetics found on a Cartier watch can demand a hefty price tag.
A pre-owned Cartier from BQ Watches can be a much more affordable entry into the world of owning a luxury watch, and there is the added benefit that you can be assured that the timepiece will be authentic as all the watches we sell have been checked by our luxury watch experts.
If you are worried that a second-hand Cartier is more likely to break or be in a poor condition, don’t be! All the watches we purchase for resale have been restored and come with a two-year guarantee provided by BQ Watches. You can see our luxury watch grading scale to see how we rank the condition of our Cartier watches.
Buy with Confidence at BQ Watches
BQ Watches has over 30 years of experience as a trader in the luxury watch market, and we place a strong emphasis on the authenticity and the condition of our products. Each individual Cartier watch that we have for sale has been authenticated by our team of watch experts, and where applicable we provide the original papers of authenticity. We are also happy to provide our customers with a piece of mind after they have purchased their second-hand watch from BQ Watches, as we offer a 24-month warranty on all the watches that we sell.