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But the real wristwatch breakthrough came in 1904, when, according to Cartier lore, a Brazilian aviation pioneer named Alberto Santos-Dumont complained to his friend Louis Cartier of the shortcomings of fumbling with a pocket watch on a short test flight. Cartier made his friend a flat, square wristwatch called, appropriately, the Santos. In the process, Cartier popularized wristwatches in France and throughout the world. In the early 1920s , Cartier partnered with fellow Frenchmen Jaeger and Breguet to produce movements for its watches. Other illustrious Cartier collaborators included Swiss makers Vacheron Constantin , Patek Phillipe , and Audemars Piguet.
Scarcity is very important. Some people try to amass a collection. For example, in Hamilton Electrics, there are maybe two- or three-dozen models that are very collectible, so maybe they want one of each. They probably won’t buy another Ventura if they’ve already got one, but they might buy a Spectre if they run into that. When the Geneva and Neuchatel Observatories started holding time trials on pocket watches , a lot of companies participated for marketing purposes so they could say their watches won an award at the Geneva time trials. England also had time trials in the observatory at Kew Gardens.
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In the 1980’s the Cartier ‘Panthere’ was the watch to wear. The common theme has always been that Cartier is geared more for the women’s market. One model that has done extremely well for Cartier men is the ‘Roadster’ and ‘Roadster Chronograph’. Just recently, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ‘Santos’, Cartier unveiled the ‘Santos 100’. The ‘Santos 100’ and the ‘Santos 100 XXL’ continue in popularity. Newly released ‘Ballon Bleu de Cartier’ and ‘La Dona de Cartier’ are already favorites of watch aficionados. In 1874, his son Alfred Cartier took over the administration of the company, but it was Alfred’s sons louis, Piere and Jacques