One of the greatest basketball players of all time, Shaquille O’Neil, is wearing a 42mm Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph with a rose gold diamond pavé dial. The crocodile bracelet is 54mm, a size that probably is needed when you are 216 cm high.
O’Neal won the NBA title four times, was the MVP (most valuable player) three times and was in the NBA All-Star team 14 times during his career.
Market price: around $35,000.00 USD
Watch reference: WM502351 – 2935
Cartier International SNC, or simply Cartier, is a French luxury goods conglomerate which designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells jewellery and watches. Founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris in 1847, the company remained under family control until 1964. The company maintains its headquarters in Paris, although it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont Group. Cartier operates more than 200 stores in 125 countries, with three Temples (Historical Maison) in London, New York, and Paris.
Cartier is regarded as one of the most prestigious jewellery manufacturers in the world. In 2018, it is ranked by Forbes as the world’s 59th most valuable brand. Cartier has a long history of sales to royalty. King Edward VII of Great Britain referred to Cartier as “the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers.”. For his coronation in 1902, Edward VII ordered 27 tiaras and issued a royal warrant to Cartier in 1904. Similar warrants soon followed from the courts of Spain, Portugal, Russia and the House of Orleans.