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SAINT VALENTINE’S AMAZING SAIL: Cartier, Chanel, U-Boat, Rolex, Tudor, TAG Heuer, Baume Mercier and Chopard

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Watches in Movies: 12 Rounds, 2012, 88 Minutes and After the Sunset

12 Rounds (2009)
An internationally-well known terrorist named Miles Jackson -Aidan Gillen- has kidnapped detective Danny Fisher’s -John Cena- girlfriend Molly Porter -Ashley Scott- and forced him into “12 Rounds” of dangerous games carefully plotted throughout the streets of New Orleans.

Det. Danny Fisher -John Cena- wears a Girard-Perreagux Wristwatch

2012 (2009)
American geologist Adrian Helmsley -Chiwetel Ejiofor- travels to India to meet his friend Satnam, who has discovered that neutrinos from a massive solar flare have penetrated the Earth and are causing the temperature of its core to increase rapidly. Adrian returns to Washington D.C. to inform White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser (Oliver Platt) and US President Thomas Wilson (Danny Glover) to inform about what he has discovered. Many things will occur till 2012…

Jackson Curtis -John Cusack- wears a IWC Mark XVI Wristwatch

88 Minutes (2007)
Seattle. Jack Gramm, a successful forensic psychiatrist and college professor, is in evidence since being responsible for the condemnation of a serial killer -Jon Forster- being able of influencing the jury to sentence him to the death row. Jon accuses Jack of manipulation, inducing one witness and sister of one of his victims to testify against him. On the eve of Jon’s execution, Jack receives a phone call…

Lauren Douglas -Leelee Sobieski- wears a Cartier Wristwatch
Dr. Jack Gramm -Al Pacino- wears a TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Wristwatch

After the Sunset (2004)
Two master thieves are finally retiring after one last successful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ocean liner called the “Diamond Cruise” and Stan is convinced that they’re not really retired at all, and that this is the next setup. While Lola is busy settling into their new life and trying to find ways to keep busy, Max is contemplating whether or not to steal the diamond. Will he?

Max Burdett -Pierce Brosnan- wears a Panerai Wristwatch

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Cartier Roadster

cartier roadster

An automatic, self-winding mechanical movement, also water resistance to 330-foot. It features an extra-large case with a walnut burl face accented by rhodium zed hour, minute and second hands. This limited edition version of the Cartier Roadster comes with an interchangeable leather band. The rose-gold version is limited to just 250 pieces, while the white gold incarnation is limited to only 150 and carries a higher price at $41,000. These watches are available at a Cartier showroom.

Technical Information:
Movement: hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP X calibre, 16½ lignes, 17 jewels. Glucydur® balance with Nivarox® I spring, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 56 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges.

Functions: hours and minutes.
Case: diameter 47 mm, polished steel with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented). Winding crown personalised Panerai.

Bezel: polished steel.

Back: see-through sapphire crystal.

Dial: black with luminous hour markers and Arabic and Roman numerals.

Crystal: PLEXIGLAS, 2 mm thick.

Water resistance: 30 metres.

Strap: leather with PANERAI personalised steel sewn-in buckle.

* Officine Panerai is not the owner of the Trade Marks Glucydur®, Nivarox®, Incabloc® and PLEXIGLAS®

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Cartier La Doña Watch

Creative and very feminine, the Cartier La Doña is a variation of the contemporary fashionable womens watch with its new links and bracelet and a modified oval-shaped case. It looks classic due to the strong Cartier identity of blue steel sword-shaped hands and bold Roman numerals on a white or silver dial. The Cartier La Doña is available in steel or yellow, white, red 18K gold, but never two-tone: May come on a metal or leather bracelet. It is available in two sizes: large, 27mm x 29mm case; and small 22mm x 22.50mm case. Both sizes may have round-shaped diamonds on the bezel. An octagonal crown, set with a diamond or faceted spinel, has a triangular shape and completes the particular style of the case. The bold links of the bracelet with the braiding effect give a strong and a bit extravagant mood to this collection. The Cartier La Doña comes with a Swiss made quartz movement, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and is water-resistant to 30 meters.

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Cartier Tank Watch

The Cartier Tank Francaise watch, introduced in 1917 during the First World War, was Cartier‘s most famous collection. Louis Cartier was inspired by the tough new war-machine, that was introduced to the fighting in Europe, and designed a rugged yet beautiful watch that became a classic. The Cartier Tank watch is manufactured in stainless steel, all types of gold or combined, and is available in three sizes: Cartier lady watches, with a 25mm x 20mm case; mid-size with a 31mm x 25mm case; and Cartier man watches with a 35mm x 29mm case. The case is rectangular, may be decorated with diamonds and has a cabochon crown; the dial is very easy-to-read and has bold roman numerals; the bracelet has rectangular links combined in a particular pattern-design that is similar to the tank’s track. Though the Cartier Tank watch is a classic formal watch, it is very reliable, and is also water-resistant.

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Cartier Pasha Watch

The Cartier Pasha watch or, simpler, Pasha Cartier, is a pure expression of the classic watch design combined with the most advanced contemporary watch building technology. All Cartier Pasha watches have round case the harmoniously smooth shapes, the round crowns with a precious cabochon stone on the top. Cartier Pasha timepieces have a very particular and beautiful dial style, that may vary in colors and designs. Sword-shaped hands and big painted Arabic/Roman numbers accentuate the classic style of this collection. Many famous people did not resist the temptation to wear a Cartier Pasha watch, among them, Antonio Banderas.
This collection is so rich in style that everyone can find the Cartier Pasha watch of his own taste: aesthetically simple; fancy and extravagant; contemporary and sporty; with diamonds on the bezel or diamond grid on the dial; in yellow, red or white gold; on a leather or metal bracelet; and so on. The Cartier Pasha watch is water-resistant and comes in different versions: Cartier Pasha C’ in 35mm, Carier Pasha in 42mm and Cartier Pasha Seatimer in 40mm.

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The History of Cartier

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.

Paris was in the whirlwind of festivities and luxury which characterized the Second Empire. Princess Mathilde, a first cousin of Napoléon III, gave Louis-François Cartier a prestigious clientele, attracted to Paris by the 1867 Universal Exhibition.
The international elite was seduced by the brilliance of the creations of “a jeweler unlike any other”. Alfred Cartier, Louis-François Cartier’s son, helped his father. He was a clever businessman, an expert in precious stones, who quickly acquired fame throughout Europe.
A long friendship with the couturier C. F. Worth was beneficial for Alfred Cartier’s fame, and his eldest son Louis-Joseph married the Worth granddaughter and established a shop at 13, Rue de la Paix in 1898.
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.
Louis Cartier created jewels and “objets d’art”, but he also retook watchmaking traditions which had been lost for over a century with pieces like the legendary mystery clocks, high fashion wristwatches, carriage clocks and jewelry watches with oriental Art Deco designs, including the daringly colorful “Tutti Frutti” jewels.
The accessory timepiece became one of the predominant forms of the activity and prestige of Cartier.
Quite early, Cartier took an interest in watchmaking. It was not long before a large number of fob and chatelaine watches appeared. 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. This success was to be followed by other models such as the Tonneau watch (1906) and the Tortue watch (1912).
By that date, Louis Cartier had begun the exclusive production of the first wristwatches at his establishment in Paris helped by Edmond Jaeger.
The third Maison Cartier, for which Pierre-Camille, the second son, was responsible, was founded in New York in 1909, moving to its current location of 653 Fifth Avenue in 1917.
After the First World War, Louis, with innate intuition, predicted the manners of a reborn woman during the period known “La Belle Époque”. Soon, the international elite returned to the salons in the Rue de la Paix, New Bond Street, and the Fifth Avenue. vThe Cartier Tank watch was introduced in 1919 and became Cartier’s most famous model. Louis
Cartier was inspired by the tough new war machine the Americans introduced to the fighting in Europe, the tank, to design a rugged yet beautiful watch that became a classic.
The early Cartier men’s wristwatches were all handmade in France, with movements by Jaeger, Cartier Paris and the European Watch and Clock Co, who manufactured complicated movements such as chronographs, minute repeaters, and digital wristwatches.
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.

Cartier had a substantial influence in persuading the Parisian aristocracy to accept the idea of wristwatches for men, though the classic pocket watch was considered the only timepiece a gentleman should carry.
Louis Cartier undeniably laid the foundations of a new concept in luxury goods.
In 1925, the “Exposition des Arts Décoratifs” assured Cartier’s superiority in all the disciplines which made his fame.
The Wall Street crash in 1929 marked the beginning of austerity in design.
Louis Cartier entrusted Jeanne Toussaint with the responsibility for Haute Joaillerie (high jewelry design) from 1933 on. She controlled a universe of lapidaries, stone setters and designers. Under the influence of the Orient, she brought gold back to the reigning fashion. That same year Cartier obtained the patent for the “invisible setting” (called “serti mysterieux”).
When the Second World War began, Louis Cartier left France and Jeanne Toussaint took over in the interim at 13, Rue de la Paix. 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. Pierre died in Switzerland in 1964. With the death of the three brothers, the Cartier Empire split up.
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. It quickly revolutionized the market.
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.
In 1973, he finished “Les Must de Cartier” in cooperation with Alain Dominique Perrin, who was then in charge of the Cartier lighter, and to whom he gave the responsibility of the development and management. That same year, the first “Must de Cartier” boutique was opened in Biarritz, followed by one in Singapore.
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. 1979 saw the historic culmination of the reunification of Cartier’s interests throughout the world, with the creation of Cartier Monde, reuniting and controlling Cartier Paris, Cartier London and Cartier New York. After the accidental death of Robert Hocq in December of the same year, Joseph Kanoui was appointed Chairman of Cartier Monde.
During the 1980’s Cartier added approximately 100 different models to its line and always remained one step ahead of the competition. Cartier’s first perfume was created in 1981: Must de Cartier. In 1982, Micheline Kanoui assumed responsibility for jewellery design and launched her first collect ion “Nouvelle Joaillerie”.
In 1984, Alain Dominique Perrin founded the “Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain” (the Cartier Foundation of Contemporary Art) by forming an association between th e firm and living artists.
The next year as a tribute to power, Cartier create d the Cart ier Pasha watch.
The Cartier group purchased the greater part of Piaget and Baume & Mercier holdings in 1988 and, in 1989, saw the triumph of the first great “l’Art de Cartier” exhib ition at the Petit Palais.
In 1991, aiming to increase the influence of High Watchmaking, Alain Dominque Perrin established an international foundation, “Comite International de la Haute Horlogerie”. In April that same year the 1st Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie was held. This place in Geneva became the annual meeting point for professionals in High Watchmaking, which now cou nts 1 6 watchmaking brands.
In 1992, Cartier held its second great “l’Art de Cartier” exhibition at the Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg. The same year the publication of the book entitled ‘l´Objet Cartier” bore witness to the wealth and diversity of the objects created by Car tier for almost 150 years.
October 1993 saw the creation of the “Vendôme Luxury Group” bringing together the brands of Cartier, Alfred Dunhill, Montblanc, Piaget, Baume & Mercier, Karl Lagerfeld, Chloé, Sulka, Hackett, Seeger, and J ames Purdey and Sons.
In 1994, the Cartier Foundation moved to the Rive Gauche and opened their new headquarters, an architectural work of art designed for them by t he ar chitect, Jean Nouvel.
In 1995 the Cartier Pasha C watch was created to celebrate the 10th anniversar y of the Pasha de Cartier.
1996 was a very important year for Cartier. The Cartier Tank Francaise watch was created.
Cartier began the new century: the Cartier Roadster watch was born in 2002 and, in 2004, Cartier creates the Cartier Santos 100 watch to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cartier Santos watch created by Louis Cartier in 1904. Finally in 2005, the Cartier Pasha 42mm watch was introduced.
Shaped watches, simple or complication watches, all evoke a know-how and love of the craft that the jeweller-watchmaker has always succeeded in renewing and enriching. Watches that go down in history, forming the heritage of a Maison that is recognised throughout the world and that seems to em body an eternal aesthetic.
For the future, Cartier wishes to develop and nurture its specific style, and perpetuate its unique expertise.

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