Though it is tiny by current standards of Cartier watches for the times
12 January, 2015 at 6:22 am in Business
The adjacent wedding salon on the other hand is white and frilly, perhaps to offer an uplifting spirit in a time of distress. Now I remember why I took this watch from the bank vault! In Home Forum there was the "Forgotten Watch" week. At the same time I noticed today that "lr77" was asking about this watch. So i took it out from the box and made a couple of qick pictures. I can't remember why I bought this watch. Anyhow, when coming home with the watch I thought that it is too small. So i was never wearing the watch. But now looking at the pictures... I guess i could start wearing this replica cartier santos every now and then. So in a way, I found something new even this watch belonged to the "forgotten Watches".
Louis Cartier established the now famous Cartier boutique at 13 Rue de la Paix in 1899. Running between the Place Vendôme and Opéra Garnier, Rue de la Paix is the most expensive property on the French version of Monopoly. replica hublot big bang has seen countless notable personalities stroll through its elaborate entrance over the years, including various members of royalty, celebrities and even internet forum moderators. Though it is now regarded as the iconic Cartier store, 13 Rue de la Paix was not Cartier’s first shop. When the jeweller was established in 1847, founder Louis-François Cartier took over the store belonging to his mentor, Adolphe Picard, at 29, rue Montorgueil. Six years later Cartier moved to rue Neuve de Petits-Champs in the Palais Royal area and then to the Boulevard des Italiens in 1859.
By the time Cartier moved to Rue de la Paix the street had evolved into the upscale neighbourhood it is today. Opened in 1806 at the behest of Napoleon I and originally known as rue Napoléon, Rue de la Paix was a fairly successful commercial street from the onset, but its emergence as a ritzy shopping destination only came about in the second half of the 19th century. That was a consequence of Baron Haussman’s radical redrawing of Paris giving it the long, wide boulevards of today. By the middle of the 19th century several well known merchants had opened on Rue de La Paix, including Guerlain perfumers and the couturier replica hublot big bang king. With this shift in the Paris retail landscape, Louis Cartier persuaded his father Alfred, son of Cartier’s founder, to move to Rue de la Paix where Cartier opened in 1899. Cartier first acquired 13 Rue de la Paix, formerly the Westminster Hotel, followed by 11 Rue de la Paix in 1912, resulting in long, black and gold marble façade of today.
Nothing serious, or technical or historical. Monica Belluci is known for her relationship to Cartier and here she is wearing Cartier jewellery as well as the fairly new Captive de Cartier watch in some of the pictures. Cartier is excited to share that Ben Affleck wore the new Calibre de Cartier watch at last night's Boston premiere of his new film, The town. Presented at SIHH 2010, the Rotonde de Cartier large date is a dimunitive 35 mm watch – a small watch with a big date. Though it is tiny by current standards, it is an excellent formal men’s watch, suitable for black or white tie (with a set of Cartier studs and cuff links perhaps). A satisfying consequence of its size is a perfect case to movement ratio, resulting in pleasing proportions of the dial, case and bezel. With tastes in watches seemingly moving back to slimmer and smaller, this is a watch for the times.