Home Over $1000 A Compendium of Cartier’s Classic Watches

A Compendium of Cartier’s Classic Watches


It can get overwhelming to keep track of one hundred years of watches. But if you’re buying a Cartier—or any watch that fits tightly into the deep history of watchmaking—it’s interesting to understand what that history looks like. For Cartier, history starts at the beginning of the modern wrist watch, built for pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont in 1904.

The folks over at Invaluable have put together a nice infographic that charts the various family trees that make up the Cartier clan, including the Santos. Invaluable’s main business is running the online side of Sotheby’s and other auctioneers, but they also have a bit of a blog churning out some interesting material. Obviously, it’s intended to spur bidding on Invaluable’s main site, but whether or not you’re in the market for a Santos or a Tank it’s neat to see the evolution of this iconic brand. invaluable.com



Thank you for reading this WristWatchReview post. With so many things competing for everyone’s attention these days, we really appreciate you giving us your time. We work hard every day to put quality content out there for our community.

WristWatchReview is one of the few remaining truly independent watch news outlets. We do not have a giant corporation behind us, and we rely heavily on our community to support us, in an age when advertisers are increasingly uninterested in sponsoring small, independent watch sites — especially a site like ours that is unwilling to pull punches in its reporting and analysis. We don't play the games the other sites play and we've paid for it when it comes to ad revenue.

We would love for you to support us on Patreon and every little bit helps. Thank you.

–The WWR Team

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.