“Cartier is not simply an iconic Maison, but a historical and cultural institution. Its guardians have carefully preserved records of years of exquisite craftsmanship in their archives, allowing Bernhard Berger – Director of Cartier Tradition – and his colleagues in Geneva, Paris and New York to assess and validate the authenticity and provenance of Cartier pieces across the globe. The Cartier Tradition department purchases and sells Cartier collector’s items, most of which were conceptualised and created before 1975. The vintage jewellery, watches and precious items are sought after by a sophisticated clientele who seek exclusive pieces for their private collections.”
“The history of the company is so rich, even for us, who work there all day, every day – we’re still discovering things we haven’t seen before,” says Berger.