Cartier Tortue

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Designed by Louis Cartier himself in 1912, the Cartier Tortue actually predates the Tank. And while it might not get the attention of its sibling, it’s just as iconic and charming. It’s a smoother, rounder execution of Cartier’s clear passion for refined yellow gold watches with white roman dials and on the wrist, it has significant presence. This particular example is a ladies model from the 1980’s and its condition is absolutely immaculate – the original white dial is unstained and 18k yellow gold case unblemished. And although small watches experienced a brief fall from popularity, they are, without question, hotter than ever.

Still in production, the Tortue is one of the most under-known Cartier designs in the wild which, at least to me, makes it all the more interesting.

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Maker: Cartier
Model: Tortue
Case Diameter: 22 x 26 millimeters
Lug Width: 18 millimeters
Case Material: 18k yellow gold
Case Condition: Great condition, no serious nicks or scratches
Dial Condition: Great condition, no blemishes
Bracelet: Black exotic strap
Movement: Manual Winding
 
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