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Founded in 1847, the French house of Cartier is renowned for its exquisite and detailed jewelry . Once referred to as the “Jeweler of the Kings,” the company has a long history of serving royalty and famous clientele. Tiaras for coronations, ornate custom jewelry, and fine timepieces were frequently made for their high-profile customers. Cartier is credited with inventing the first wristwatch, known as the Santos. This was created after the aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont complained to his friend, Louis Cartier, that it was impractical to use a pocket watch while operating an aircraft. Although the family business was sold in 1964, the company continued to expand into the ’70s by producing new product lines of leather goods, pens, scarves, perfumes, and colognes.