The fact that Cartier is an all round jeweler, is actually in many respects a great advantage,
I can not come up with another brand that has so many different and stunning case designs
for their watch collections.
In the early years Cartier was more about the perfect look of a watch, than the technical side of it.
Movements were supplied by other companies like JLC, Piaget, Piguet and others.
We know that has changed now and all those Tortue cases, Tank and Santos cases have already,
or are getting stunning 'in house' complications, or simple time only movements like the new 1904 MC,
used for the 'Calibre' watch.
Since Cartier is a famous jeweler from origin, the brand has more to complement a mens watch.
There is of course a really nice collection of cufflinks in various materials and and if you let me,
I fill the whole page about cufflinks.
Cufflinks are not that popular with everybody which very much depends from country to country,
so I won't, at least not today.
No matter what a man wears, from jeans to a nice Ralph Lauren sear sucker suit,
a belt is always the necessary accessor.
And what is better than a belt to match the shoes and the watch.
Not only the kind of leather, but also in the shape of the buckle!
I actually never paid much attention to belts, until I got my first Cartier belt, as a present.
It was the Santos belt, that matches perfectly the Santos 100 series, or in my case the Santos Galbee,
but also the smaller Dumont, which is my dress watch.
(Please note that I have changed the leather for a black Stingray).
Cartier belts come with black/brown reversible calf leather, or alligator.
The alligator leather is absolutely gorgeous, but a bit more pricy.
New are the Santos cufflinks in palladium finish, released this year and a perfect match for the Santos watch,
but I find them make a cool combination with a white gold or platinum Tank or Rotonde as well.
Tank Americain belt, This one pictured here is also in palladium finish, because of the matching Tank Américaine,
but the buckle actually makes a great match with all Tanks.
Here matched with the Elongated C cufflinks in palladium finish, really nice design (on both sides)
and very easy to wear links.
The case design of the Tortue is probably my favorite of all watch shapes, Cartier is using,
it's an ideal shape on the wrist.
Finding the matching Tortue belt, resulted in an instant must have.
Since my watch is yellow gold I picked the yellow gold plated version, but there is also a palladium plated model,
to match the white gold or platinum watches.
The classic 'Three Knots' cufflinks in three colors of gold are real classics and are still in the catalogue,
since quite some years now.
Most buckles come in yellow gold finish or palladium finish, no pink gold finish yet; unfortunately,
What to wear with your pink gold watch and there are quite a few in the collection, is the question.