It begun with three brothers – Louis, Pierre and Jacques. Adventurers in jewellery and watchmaking, they travelled the world in search of new horizons, enticed by the lure of new experiences, techniques and materials.
Their concept of gentlemanly elegance was a modern one, encapsulating an art de vivre whose refined details and precious signatures have inspired the most high profile dandies on the planet, from Boni de Castellane and Jean Cocteau to Andy Warhol and Yves Saint Laurent.
Cufflinks appear in Cartier records as far back as 1859, and these accessories, indispensable to a gentleman’s wardrobe, were re-imagined in thousands of workshop drawings throughout the company’s archives.
Over the years the themes changed with the fashions, from Russian-inspired guilloché enamel to striking colour combinations in emeralds and sapphires at the height of the Art Deco period. Creative exchanges saw Cartier set cufflinks with precious stones, or recast them as watches, winding crowns or compasses to be worn on the wrist.
Reflecting the Cartier style, they adopted iconic creations of the Maison such as the menagerie and the exposed screws of the iconic Santos watch.
The subtle art of Cartier jewellery is transposed into masculine ornaments by the clean lines, precious materials and craftsmanship of Cartier artisans. Glittering examples of a very special art, these bejewelled pieces dazzle with elegance in the sparkle of stones and precious detailing.
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