Louis Cartier Jumbo on the wrist

The ‘Unknown’ Cartier Tank: The Louis Cartier Jumbo

The Tank Louis Cartier Jumbo, which was available in the 1970s, is the only Tank Louis Cartier equipped with an automatic movement, Caliber 170, However, what really appeals to George Cramer is the Jumbo’s perfect size, coming neatly between the Classic and XL models.

Tom Cruise in in South Korea promoting Mission: Impossible Fallout wearing a Calibre de Cartier Chronograph

Wrist Watching: Tom Cruise’s Press Tour For ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’ Includes Cartier On The Wrist

‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’ is the sixth installment of the Mission Impossible series featuring Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an agent for the Impossible Mission Force (aka the IMF). The cast is currently traveling around the world to promote the film, and what brand did Tom Cruise choose to wear on his wrist? Cartier, and not one but two models!

Cartier Santos Dumont from the Fine Watch Making collection

The Rise And Fall Of Fine Watchmaking At Cartier: It’s Been Surprisingly Complicated

While the Collection Privée Cartier Paris was the definitive illustration of a time of forgotten elegance, the Fine Watch Making Collection, despite its extremely high quality and finishing, became one of the best examples of a disaster in the trend of pretentious haute horlogerie of the last decade. So what’s going on with Cartier’s high watchmaking division now?

Julien’s Auctions Lot 240: Cartier Cloche

Jerry Lewis: Actor, Singer, Producer, Screenwriter . . . And Secret Watch Collector As This Auction Highlights

On June 22, 2018 Julien’s Auctions is set to auction thousands of items from Jerry Lewis’s life. Naturally, this auction will take place in Las Vegas where the comedian performed so often.

Santos de Cartier Skeleton 2018

Face Off: 2018 Santos De Cartier Skeleton Vs. 2010 Cartier Santos-Dumont Squelette

In this article I compare the new Santos de Cartier Skeleton to the Santos-Dumont Squelette from 2010 as these two models are from the same family, have a lot in common, and share the same high-end caliber.

Santos de Cartier in pink gold on the wrist

Santos de Cartier 2018: One Of The World’s First Men’s Wristwatches Reinvented

It was dandy aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont who talked his friend, Louis Cartier, into making a wrist-borne watch for him so it would be easier to see the time while flying. After a moving century-long history, in 2018 Cartier has reinvented its Santos.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph 33 mm on the wrist (photo courtesy ch24.pl)

Sensible Case Sizing: How The 2018 SIHH Showed Us We Are Heading Back To The New Normal

There is a certain sense of irony in it: while trying on a new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore I realized during the 2018 SIHH that current trends seem to favor smaller watches. It seems that the watch world has finally returned to its senses with smaller sizes. And that is a good thing!

Cartier Ballon Bleu Tourbillon on the wrist (photo courtesy George Gramer)

Cartier’s Ballon Bleu Tourbillon: Bigger Is Not Always Better

Unlike many tourbillon watches that come in fairly straightforward round cases, the Ballon Blue Flying Tourbillon de Cartier combines high-end watchmaking with a more daring and very comfortable case design. It also has quite a story to tell about the brand’s complicated pieces in the modern era.

Tank Louis Cartier large and small

The Cartier Tank: Witness To 100 Years Of Elegant Watchmaking

When we talk about the age of a watch model, Cartier’s Tank deserves the place of honor. With its instantly recognizable rectangular case, this chic timepiece debuted in 1917, exactly 100 years ago. The watch has been in existence for an entire century! And now Cartier releases some new versions to celebrate.

A brace of Patel Philippe Reference 5196 Calatravas

The Death Of The Dress Watch: Is It Time To Write Its Obituary?

As the resident gentleman of Quill & Pad, I feel that the time is soon approaching to write an obituary announcing the death of the dress watch. It is not that we didn’t see this coming, nor is it an isolated event, but it still hurts.