Fran ois Chaille wrote Cartier: Creative Writing, the three volumes of The Cartier Collection (Jewelry, Timepieces, and Precious Objects), and Audemars Piguet: Master Watchmaker Since 1875. Michael Spink specializes in Islamic and Indian art, jewelry, and metalwork. He co-authored Beyond Extravagance on Mughal jewelery. Art historian Christophe Vachaudez specializes in royal European jewelry and co-authored Royal Jewels: From Charlemagne to the Romanovs. Thierry Coudert wrote Caf Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920-1960 and Beautiful People of the Caf Society: Scrapbooks by the Baron de Cabrol, and contributed to Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style. Violette Petit is head of the Cartier Paris Archives. Pascale Lepeu is curator of the Cartier Collection. Pierre Rainero is director of Cartier Heritage.
Cartier fans will undoubtedly be pleased to unwrap this two-volume collector's edition of imagery and history, detailing the rare brooches, necklaces, and bracelets that made the world-class jeweler a household name. --Brit + Co.