From Santos to Ballon Bleu
Luxurious watch collections from the traditional house of Cartier delight watch enthusiasts worldwide. The "Cartier Santos" is an exceptionally renowned collection that was presented in 1904. The Cartier Santos has been classified as the very first pilot's watch as well as one of the first men's watches created by Cartier.
The pilot's watch came about as a result of a collaboration between two close friends: Louis Cartier and aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont.
A cascading wave of success came along with the commercial production of the Cartier Santos in 1911 and propelled the Cartier brand forward in the field of luxury watches.
In 1917, the Cartier Tank spurred a sensation with a shape that is reminiscent of a tank. Evidently, the wristwatch drew inspiration from a battle tank and symbolically, the timepiece represents the liberation of France.
Following the year 1932, a Cartier watch was produced for the Pasha of Marrakech thereafter resulting in an aftershock of numerous draft design and countless variations. One Pasha draft, in particular, was created by the legendary watch designer Gérald Genta.
Currently, both the Tank and the Pasha are still among the watch collection from Cartier. The models are recognized and appreciated around the globe and never cease to amaze with their exceptional design and historical backgrounds.