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Cartier 18k Gold Tri-Color Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Ramat Gan, IL
Beautifully Hand Crafted 18k Yellow, White & Rose Gold Trinity Bangle Bracelet Made & Signed By
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1990s French Bangles

Materials

Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Trinity Bracelet Diamond 18k Gold Estate Jewelry
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A Cartier Trinity bracelet made of 18k gold and round full cut diamonds. The piece consists of
Category

Vintage 1980s French More Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Trinity Bracelet Diamond 18k Gold Estate Jewelry
Cartier Trinity Bracelet Diamond 18k Gold Estate Jewelry
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Vintage Cartier Double C Penelope Gold Diamond Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A vintage Cartier Double C 18k gold bracelet from Penelope collection. It's a mesh three-row link
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Vintage 1980s French Link Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rare Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Irish Linen
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Title: Rare Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Brown Irish Linen Pillow Katie
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Late 20th Century French Baroque Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Silk

Rare Vintage Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Brown Irish Linen
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Title: Rare Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Brown Irish Linen Pillow Katie
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Late 20th Century French Baroque Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Silk

Signed Estate Jewelry Cartier 14k Gold Oval Link Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
signed Cartier gold link bracelet is a treasured heirloom. The classic rolo links are hand forged of a
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Vintage 1960s Artisan Link Bracelets

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Cartier Charm Bracelet 18k Gold French Estate Jewelry
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A rare vintage Cartier charm bracelet, made of 18 karat yellow gold, featuring gemstones
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Vintage 1980s French Charm Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Malachite, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Carved Lion Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Lion Bangle King Edward VII famously dubbed Cartier “the jeweler of kings
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20th Century French Modern Bangles

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Sapphire Blue Linen Pillow
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
. Thank-you for looking. Title: Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Sapphire Blue Irish
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Silk

Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Pink Irish Linen Pillow
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
. Thank-you for looking. Title: Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Blue Green Irish Linen
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Silk

Rare Cartier Chimera Vintage Yellow White Diamond Emerald Hinged Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
This Cartier 'Chimera' hinged bracelet is rare, imaginative, and has a magical soul. Designed in
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Vintage 1970s French Retro Bangles

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Art Deco Lapis, Enamel and Pearl Bracelet, Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier Art Deco lapis, enamel and pearl bracelet, yellow gold. This rare and unusual bracelet
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Retro Bracelets

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Cartier Roadster Ladies Stainless Steel W62016V3 Diamond Case & Middle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Roadster Stainless Steel Ladies Watch Diamond Case and Middle Bracelet W62016V3 Pink-tone
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Roadster Stainless Steel Diamond Case and Middle Bracelet W62016V3
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Roadster Stainless Steel Ladies Watch Diamond Case and Middle Bracelet Silver Dial W62016V3
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Roadster Ladies Stainless Steel Diamond Case & Side Bracelet W62016V3
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Roadster Stainless Steel Ladies Watch Diamond Case and Middle Bracelet Silver Dial W62016V3
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Blue Green Irish Linen Pillow
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
. Thank-you for looking. Title: Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Blue Green Irish Linen
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Silk

Large Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Blue Irish Linen Pillow
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
. Thank-you for looking. Title: Vintage French Cartier panther bracelet silk scarf blue irish linen
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Silk

Pair of Rare Vintage Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Yellow Linen Pillow
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
. Thank-you for looking. Title: Pair of Rare Vintage Cartier Gold Panther Silk Scarf with Irish Linen
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Silk

Pair of Rare Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Silk Scarf Red Silver
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Title: Rare vintage French cartier panther bracelet designer silk scarf red silver grey Irish linen
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Silk

Rare Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Designer Silk Scarf Red Gold Linen
By Cartier
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
. Thank-you for looking. Title: Rare Vintage French Cartier Panther Bracelet Designer Silk Scarf Red
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Silk

Cartier Love Bracelet 18 Karat Rose Gold 4 Diamond New Style
By Cartier
Located in MIAMI, FL
hospitals keep a LOVE bracelet screwdriver on hand in case patients need the piece removed. Bracelet is a
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Modern Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Ballon Bleu 33mm Pink Sunray Dial Steel Bracelet Watch WSBB0068
By Cartier
Located in Aventura, FL
hands. Sapphire crystal. Interchangeable steel bracelet. Case diameter: 33 mm, thickness: 10.16 mm
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Roadster Stainless Steel Diamond Case and Side Bracelet Watch W62016V3
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Roadster Stainless Steel Ladies Watch Diamond Case and Side Bracelet W62016V3 Pink-tone
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Lapis, Diamond, Coral Platinum and Gold Hand Holding Flower Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Rare lapis, diamond, platinum, coral and 18K yellow gold brooch by Cartier, of French origin circa
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Mid-20th Century Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Panthère
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
synthetic blue spinel, silvered dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, bracelet in rose gold 750/1000 and
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Panthère
Cartier Panthère
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Cartier Art Deco Precious Coral Diamond Enamel Rose Flower Hand Yellow Gold 1930
By Cartier
Located in Lisbon, PT
Cartier Paris precious coral and diamond Flower-In-Hand clip/brooch in yellow gold and platinum, in
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Cartier Art Deco Hand and Flower Pin Brooch, 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Platinum
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier Art Deco hand and flower pin brooch in 18 karat yellow gold and platinum. A fun and
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Vintage 1920s French Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos De Cartier Custom Diamond Stainless Steel Watch WSSA0018
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos De Cartier Custom Diamond Stainless Steel Watch Pave Black Roman Numeral Dial
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu 41mm
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Ballon Bleu Steel Rose Gold Brown Dial Watch (Model W6920032). This exquisite timepiece
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Early 2000s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu 41mm
Cartier Ballon Bleu 41mm
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Dm 1.62 in
Cartier Flinque Dial Pasha de Cartier 4327 Automatic WSPA0012 Full Set
By Cartier
Located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, IDF
. While the lugs and bracelet appear unchanged, wearers now benefit from Cartier's excellent "QuickSwitch
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Medium Custom Diamond Stainless Steel Watch WSSA0029
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos De Cartier Medium WSSA0029 Custom Diamond Stainless Steel Watch White Roman Dial
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Custom Diamond Stainless Steel/ Yellow Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos De Cartier Custom Diamond Stainless Steel/ Yellow Gold Watch Pave Black Roman
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Chronograph Two Tone Custom Diamond Watch W2SA0008
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
, black steel sword-shaped hands with luminescent material, sapphire crystal. Steel bracelet with
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

2023 Cartier Santos De Cartier Watch Large 18K Solid Gold WGSA0029 BNP
By Cartier
Located in Tustin, CA
We are pleased to offer this Brand New Unworn Cartier Santos De Cartier Watch. The watch was dated
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2010s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Santos De Cartier WSSA0030 Large with Blue Dial Complete 2023
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
, 7-sided crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, graduated blue dial, steel sword-shaped hands
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Calibre de Cartier 42mm Stainless Date Dial Men's Watch 3389 / W7100015
By Cartier
Located in Aventura, FL
Calibre De Cartier White Dial Steel Automatic Mens Watch W7100015 Papers. Automatic self-winding
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Tank Anglaise XL W5310006
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
In excellent condition, a Tank Anglaise XL in stainless steel and rose gold by Cartier. The silver
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Anglaise XL W5310006
Cartier Tank Anglaise XL W5310006
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Cartier Tank Américaine Diamond Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Here we have a beautiful ladies timepiece from the world renowned jewellery house of Cartier. The
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, White Gold

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Watch with Diamond Bezel Blue Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamond Bezel, Blue Roman Numeral Dial
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Watch with Diamond Bezel White Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
-shaped hands, sapphire crystal. Steel bracelet with “SmartLink” adjustment system. 3 Ct of diamonds in F
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Watch with Diamond Bezel Blue Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
, steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal. Steel bracelet with “SmartLink” adjustment system. 3 Ct of
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Extra Large Ballon Bleu De Cartier Stainless Steel and Rose Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Exquisite unisex wristwatch designed by Cartier. Extra large in size, the round dial features blue
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold, 18k Gold, Gold, Stainless Steel, Steel

Cartier 2529 Pasha de Cartier Diamond Grill Automatic Watch 18 Karat in Stock
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Cartier Style: Pasha de Cartier 2529 Case Material: 18k White Gold Case Diameter: 32mm Case
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Late 20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold, White Gold

Cartier Santos De Cartier Large Blue Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch WSSA0030
By Cartier
Located in Aventura, FL
, 7-sided crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, graduated blue dial, steel sword-shaped hands
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Solo XL Reference 3515
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
PRE-OWNED 2022 CARTIER TANK XL WATCH. 31.0 x 40.85 mm STAINLESS STEEL CASE AND BRACELET, SILVER
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2010s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Solo XL Reference 3515
Cartier Tank Solo XL Reference 3515
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Cartier Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel W69012Z4
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
numerals, a date display, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, and a Cartier signature hidden at VII. The watch
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Vintage Cartier 18k Gold Brooch Hippo
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Cartier created a great number of the truly iconic pieces. From a classic Cartier Love bracelet to the
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Vintage 1970s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Cartier 18k Gold Brooch Hippo
Vintage Cartier 18k Gold Brooch Hippo
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Cartier Cougar Ladies Steel Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier Classic Ladies Cougar Wrist watch, 26 MM Stainless Steel case, quartz Movement
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1990s Wrist Watches

Cartier Cle De Cartier Steel Date 18k Rose Gold Silver Dial Men's Watch W2CL0002
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Cartier Cle De Cartier W2CL0002 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold, Steel

Cartier Large Tank Francaise Stainless Steel W51002Q3
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
, sword-shaped hands in blued steel, and a date display at 6 o'clock. Also featured is a Cartier secret
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21st Century and Contemporary European Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Cigar Band 18k Gold Vintage Ring
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
success. However, in 1964, the Cartier family decided to sell the business. The company changed hands
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Vintage 1980s French Band Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Large Steel Automatic Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2021 Cartier Santos Wrist Watch, 32 X 34 M.M. Stainless Steel Water Resistant 3 piece case
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2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier HPI00762 Panthere Divine Diamond Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Cartier HPI00762 Panthere Divine Rose Gold Diamond Ladies Watch Experience the mesmerizing beauty
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Panthere Large 18K Yellow Gold Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier Panthere Large Mens Watch. 29mm 18K yellow case with 18K yellow gold bezel. Off-white dial
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Panther Yellow Gold Jumbo Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
position and a sweep seconds hand. 5/8 inch wide Panther link bracelet with fold over Deployment clasp
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Early 2000s French Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Stainless Steel Cougar Calendar Quartz Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2010 Cartier Cougar Wrist Watch, 33 MM Diameter Stainless Steel case, Quartz Movement
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2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Americaine White Gold Diamond Set 2490
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
-shaped hands in blued steel, date display, and a Cartier signature hidden at 7 o'clock. Complementing the
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Tortue Diamond Set Yellow Gold Watch 2643
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
-shaped hands in blued steel, and a Cartier signature hidden at 10 o'clock. Complementing the dial is the
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Ronde Stainless Steel White Dial Mens Watch
By Cartier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
bezel with screws Dial White dial with black roman numerals. Blue hour and minute hands. Bracelet
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Late 20th Century Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier 21 Must de Wristwatch, 28mm Steel & Gold, Quartz
By Cartier
Located in Antwerp, BE
and steel bracelet, steel double folding clasp signed Cartier, Will max fit a 18 cm wrist Total
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20th Century Swiss Artisan Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, Steel

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Cartier Hand Bracelet For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the cartier hand bracelet you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A cartier hand bracelet — often made from fabric, linen and silk — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer cartier hand bracelet, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A cartier hand bracelet made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with Baroque — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one cartier hand bracelet that is appealing in its simplicity, but Cartier produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Cartier Hand Bracelet?

A cartier hand bracelet can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,235, while the lowest priced sells for $543 and the highest can go for as much as $5,573.

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For its extraordinary range of bracelets, watches, rings and other adornments, French luxury house Cartier is undeniably one of the most well known and internationally revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

Perhaps 1847 was not the ideal time to open a new watchmaking and jewelry business, as the French Revolution was not kind to the aristocracy who could afford such luxuries. Nevertheless, it was the year Louis-François Cartier (1819–1904) — who was born into poverty — founded his eponymous empire, assuming control of the workshop of watchmaker Adolphe Picard, under whom he had previously been employed as an assistant. Of course, in the beginning, it was a relatively modest affair, but by the late 1850s, Cartier had its first royal client, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, who commissioned the jeweler to design brooches, earrings and other accessories.

Under the leadership of Louis-François’s son, Alfred, who took over in 1874, business boomed. Royalty around the world wore Cartier pieces, including Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the Maharaja of Patiala and King Edward VII, who had 27 tiaras made by the jewelry house for his coronation in 1902 and issued Cartier a royal warrant in 1904. (Today, the British royal family still dons Cartier pieces; Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, regularly sports a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.)

Cartier’s golden years, however, began when Alfred introduced his three sons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques, to the business. The brothers expanded Cartier globally: Louis reigned in Paris, Pierre in New York and Jacques in London, ensuring their brand’s consistency at their branches across the world. The trio also brought in such talents as Charles Jacqueau and Jeanne Toussaint.

One of Cartier’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch — one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. (Previously, a large number of people were using only pocket watches.) Louis designed the timepiece in 1904 for his friend, popular Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who wanted to be able to check the time more easily while flying.

Cartier’s other famous timepieces include the Tank watch, which was inspired by the linear form of military tanks during World War I, and the so-called mystery clocks. Invented by watchmaker and magician Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and later crafted exclusively for Cartier in the house’s workshop by watchmaker Maurice Couët, the mystery clocks were so named because the integration of glass dials on which the clocks’ hands would seemingly float as well as structures that are hidden away within the base give the illusion that they operate without machinery.

On the jewelry side of the business, Cartier’s internationally renowned offerings include the Tutti Frutti collection, which featured colorful carved gemstones inspired by Jacques’s trip to India and grew in popularity during the Art Deco years; the panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle inspired by medieval chastity belts that transformed fine jewelry.

While the Cartier family sold the business following the death of Pierre in 1964, the brand continues to innovate today, renewing old hits and creating new masterpieces.

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Finding the Right wrist-watches for You

Antique, new and vintage wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bulgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? It’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors.

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Questions About Cartier
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The price of Cartier bracelets varies based on age, condition, and rarity. The least expensive versions of the Cartier Love bracelet, for example, can still cost around $4,000. On 1stDibs, there is a variety of Cartier bracelets for sale.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    As one of the top luxury jewelry houses in the world, Cartier uses some of the finest quality materials. The company uses 18k gold in their jewelry and real diamonds.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Cartier rose gold doesn't tarnish but over many years of wearing, rose gold generally is said to become darker. Rose gold allegedly becomes slightly yellower in tone, toward a traditional gold.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Today, the Cartier symbol, or logo, is the luxury house's name written in a clean serif font that mimics cursive handwriting. Typically, the logo is either black on white or white on a black background. Its refined and understated appearance references the high standards that have long been associated with this celebrated brand.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Cartier is famous for producing jewelry and watches out of rare and luxury-grade materials and creating innovative designs, often packed with symbolism. Some of the jeweler's most famous pieces include the modern Love and Trinity bracelets and its custom-made antique and vintage jewelry like the Crocodile and Patiala necklaces. Find a range of Cartier jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    There are a few reasons why Cartier is so popular. For one thing, the French luxury house is known for its very long history of unparalleled prestige and quality craftsmanship. Cartier has been producing extraordinary jewelry, watches and accessories since 1847. While jewelry lovers have long been enthusiastic about Cartier’s elegant and streamlined designs for bracelets, rings, necklaces and other pieces, the brand is also known for innovation. It pioneered the use of platinum in fine jewelry, and its artisans were so mindful of trends in fashion that the house became the official jewelry supplier to King Edward VII. Later, Cartier’s Art Deco-era pieces would help define the movement with which they are associated. One of the brand’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch, one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. Today’s influencers continue to help popularize the brand, increasing the demand for certain pieces like Cartier buffalo horn sunglasses and the Cartier Love bracelet, an icon of modernist jewelry. Find a wide range of Cartier watches, jewelry and eyewear on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 1, 2024
    Yes, some Cartier watches are automatic but the legendary French luxury house also creates collections that include watches with quartz movements. Cartier’s iconic Tank collection, which includes the Tank Française, the Tank Louis Cartier and other models, features both quartz and automatic options for all kinds of collectors. Each of the watches in the Panthère collection, however, carries a quartz movement.

    While quartz watches are powered by a pre-installed battery and a high-frequency quartz crystal, automatic watches rely on a spring system and are self-winding. An automatic watch does not have a battery and is recharged on the wrist owing to the wearer’s movements during the day.

    It was Louis Cartier, grandson of Cartier founder Louis-François Cartier, who was responsible for bringing watchmaking to the venerable maison when he presented Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont with a wristwatch in 1904. 

    Although the pocket watch was the de rigueur men’s accessory of the day, Santos-Dumont found his own pocket watch hard to consult while keeping his plane aloft. Louis fashioned a timepiece with a flat, square case on a leather strap that could be referred to easily at a glance. Named in honor of Louis’s friend, the Santos was eventually produced for sale in 1911. 

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Cartier watches are considered luxury watches. Cartier is a noted jeweler, taking that attention to detail and access to high-quality metals and jewels to their watches—they spare no expense and are highly desirable. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Cartier watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Cartier pieces may be cheaper in Paris than they are in the U.S., but that's because of the exchange rate. Cartier doesn't price the pieces depending on the country.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A Cartier engagement ring can cost between $3,000 and $800,000. The price depends on the diamond's carat weight and quality.