The Cartier watch created to honour the aviator Santos Dumont was redesigned in 1978 and t was redesigned in 1978 and called Santos de Cartier.
In 1888 Cartier account books mentioned the first ladies' wristwatches.
In 1904, he created the Santos watch for his friend and client the Brazilian aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont, although it did not go on sale until 1911.
He was a clever businessman, an expert in precious stones, who quickly acquired fame throughout Europe. Russian nobility and eastern aristocracy became passionate devotees of the Cartier art and style.
Every royal family visited the salons; the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, proclaimed Cartier "Jeweller of Kings and King of Jewelers" and encouraged the establishment of Cartier London in 1902 under the responsibility of Jacques-Theodule Cartier, the younger son.
In 1968, Robert Hocq, the first maker in the world of gas cigarette lighters, created a luxury lighter which he licensed under the brand name of Cartier. Four years later, a group of investors brought together by Joseph Kanoui took control of Cartier Paris and placed Robert Hocq as President.
Hocq was fascinated by the past of this fabulous Maison, and became immersed in it, but at the same time brought a breath of youth and modernism in the organization and its new creations.Two creations demonstrated just how she proved to be the perfect alter ego of Louis Cartier: the "oiseau en cage", the symbol of the occupation, then the "oiseau liberé".Louis Cartier and Jacques died within six months of each other in 1942. With the death of the three brothers, the Cartier Empire split up.Cartier Louis-Francois Cartier took over the jewelry workshop of his master, Adolphe Picard, at 29, Rue Montorgueil in 1847.Due to his success he decided to move to a new establishment in the Rue Neuve-des-Petits-Champs, and then to the Boulevard des Italiens.Louis Cartier achieved innovation, supported by the exceptional people who worked with him, who were joined by Jeanne Toussaint, who conducted the "S" department, a prefiguration of the "Les Must de Cartier", which brought out original creations in enamel, silver and leather.