Cartier, the background
1847 : Louis-François Cartier (1819-1904) took over the jewellery workshop of his apprenticeship master Adolphe Picard at 29, Rue Montorgueil in Paris.
1856 : Princess Mathilde, niece of Napoleon I and cousin to Emperor Napoleon III, made her first purchase from Cartier.
1859 : Cartier moved to 9, Boulevard des Italiens. Empress Eugénie became a customer.
1888 : The first jewellery bracelet-watches for ladies.
1899 : Cartier opened at 13, Rue de la Paix in Paris.
Louis Cartier (1875-1942), eldest son of Alfred (1841-1925...