“Société Cartier (/ˈkɑːrti.eɪ/; French: [kaʁtje]) is a French luxury goods conglomerate company. The company designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewellery and watches. Founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the company remained under family control until 1964. The company maintains its headquarters in Paris and is now a wholly owned by the subsidiary of the Compagnie Financière Richemont SA.
Cartier is well known for its jewellery and wrist watches, including the “”Bestiary”” (best illustrated by the Panthère brooch of the 1940s created for Wallis Simpson), the diamond necklace created for Bhupinder Singh the Maharaja of Patiala and the “”Santos”” wristwatch of 1904″