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In the early 20th century, the Cartier family business gradually passed on to Alfred's three sons. Louis, the eldest son, was regarded as the soul of Cartier. He was a brilliant designer and a shrewd businessman. In France in the 1880s and 1990s, there were three younger brothers laughing and tearing a world map into three pieces, Make a bold statement: when you grow up, you should carry forward the family business and brand in your own "territory".

These three boys are Louis, Pierre and Jacques, the third generation heirs of Cartier. They are also the three "little boys" who "cherish dreams and strive to realize them" in the eyes of Francesca Cartier Brickell, a descendant of the Cartier family. In the last century, they expanded Cartier's territory from Paris to New York and London.

Francesca's grandfather, Jean Jacques Cartier, is the fourth generation successor of the Cartier family and the last member to stick to the family business. A few years ago, Francesca accidentally found a pile of old letters from the family, recording the story of four generations of heirs and family business of the Cartier family from the beginning of the "good age" in Paris (from the end of the 19th century to the outbreak of the first World War) to the complete sale of the family business. In the last years of his life, his grandfather opened up the family legend.

"When I found these letters, I felt that no treasure could be exchanged from me. They made me know more about grandfather Gao. I could see his growing up, developing Cartier, experiencing war and injury, meeting his wife and getting married..." in an exclusive interview with the first financial daily, Francesca said frankly that no matter what his surname was, These letters are extremely precious "heritages", and as a descendant of the Cartier family, they are also the most precious wealth for them.