Cartier’s reputation requires no introduction. Most people know Cartier as one of the world’s best jewellery houses, but watch enthusiasts respect them for their beutifully crafted timepieces – and eyewear connoisseurs know that their glasses and sunglasses are second to none.
To be elligible to stock the brand, we had to pass a comprehensive survey based on criteria such as the look of our store, amount of other luxury brands in stock, and reputation. Having passed the survey, we are now one of the only stores to stock Cartier glasses and sunglasses in the North West.
Cartier is known for designs which aren’t dictated by fashions of the day, but are created to withstand the test of time. The Cartier eyewear collection is made up of styles which all have a connection with the rich history of the brand. For example, the Santos de Cartier pieces feature the exposed screws seen on the Santos wristwatches:
3 features we love about Cartier frames:
1. Precious Materials
Every piece of metal you see on a Cartier frame will be finished in either Gold, White Gold or Platinum, plated to twice the thickness of the industry standard. This adds not only an element of luxury but also of longevity, since plating tends to be far more durable than the paintwork you find on less exclusive frames.
Some pieces are even produced in such exotic materials as wood or buffalo horn (as pictured above).
2. Not Just Glasses
Almost all Cartier frames look equally as good with clear optical lenses as they do with sunglass lenses. This makes them great with photochromic technology so you get the best of both. If you’re purchasing a Cartier frame, we recommend to combine them with at least a slight tint on the lenses, for a perfect finishing touch:
3. Perfect Formal Styles
We don’t think there is anyone out there doing better formal styles for men and ladies than Cartier at the moment. Classic, sophisitcated and elegant, most Cartier glasses look fantastic with a suit or a dress. If you want to make a great first impression, a pair of Cartier frames will certainly help!
Come and see it!
The entire 2021 Cartier glasses collection is available to view. Please call us to arrange to visit our Preston store or use our online system to book an eye test at the same time: