The Cartier name conjures up images of aspiration, wealth, royalty and the finest of jewelry manufacturing. Cartier's wristwatches are no exception. The Tank and Pasha are instantly recognizable the world over. The Cartier dynasty has its beginnings in 1847, in Paris, by Louis-Francois Cartier. Soon thereafter, Cartier was supplying the royal French court. In 1874 Louis-Francois's son Alfred took the reigns and helped to expand the venerable jeweler, adding watches to the distinguished catalog of finery. In 1899, the third generation Cartier, Louis, joined the enterprise. Cartier formed a joint venture with Edward Jaeger - the Jaeger in Jaeger-LeCoultre - to produce movements for Cartier. In addition, Cartier used the movements of other esteemed watch manufacturers including Vacheron Constantin, Audemars-Piguet, and Movado. Cartier continues to produce innovative and stylistic watches and enjoys great popularity around the world.