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Focus // Cartier // Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Fine Watchmaking has become second nature for Cartier

How Richemont powerhouse Cartier is in the process of balancing sales between watches and its other businesses of jewellery, leathergoods and accessories. Cartier's manufacturing plant in Le Crêt-du-Locle, down the road from La Chaux-de-Fonds, has become as much a part of the landscape as the Jura mountains. One of the region's major production sites, it employs close to a thousand people. The...

Christophe Roulet

 
Cartier // Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Cartier breaks the sound barrier

Unsurprisingly, Cartier has again raised the bar for its 2012 launches. Outstanding among these new models are a Grande Complication Skeleton Pocket Watch and a Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon, Cartier's first incursion into striking watches since upping its game. The pocket watch in particular sent a ripple of approval through the audience at the presentation....

Christophe Roulet

 
Cartier // Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Coming soon: the biggest luxury store in the world

The official announcement back in early December sent the world of high-end watches in Paris into a spin. The competition was about to get tough in the City of Light. The Richemont Group, which owns Cartier, had acquired 2,250 sq m (24,000 sq ft) premises on Boulevard des Capucines, next to the Garnier Opera and minutes from the world-renowned Place Vendôme. The Group is to open the world's...

Christophe Roulet