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Cartier Tank Francaise 1821 Midsize Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Tank Francaise WGTA0031 Ladies Watch. 25mm 18k Yellow gold case. Yellow Gold bezel. Off-White dial with blue steel hands and Roman numeral hour markers. Minute markers on th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere 83949 Three Row Midsize Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Panthere three row midsize watch. 27mm Stainless Steel case. 18K yellow gold smooth bezel. Off-White dial with blue steel hands and black  Roman numeral hour markers. Minute ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere 187949 Three Row Midsize Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Panthere 187949 Three Row Midsize Watch 28mm Stainless Steel case. Yellow Gold Stationary bezel. Off White dial with blue steel hands and Roman numeral hour markers. Minute m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Stainless Steel Watch 2465
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Stainless Steel Watch 2465 - Quartz. Stainless steel case (25mm x 30mm). Ivory colored dial with black Roman numerals; date at 3 o'clock. Stainless ste...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere 187949C Two Row Midsize Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Panthere Midsize Ladies Watch. 27mm Stainless Steel case. 18K Yellow Gold bezel. Off-White dial with Blue steel hands and Roman numeral hour markers. Minute markers on the i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Men's/Ladies Midsize Stainless Steel Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Men's/Ladies Midsize 33mm Stainless Steel Automatic Watch - Automatic. Stainless steel case (33mm diameter). White dial with black Roman numerals. Stainless steel brac...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize 2-Tone Watch W51005Q4 2465
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize 2-Tone Watch W51005Q4 2465 - Quartz. Stainless steel case (25 x 30 mm). Silver guilloche dial with black Roman numerals; date at 3 o'clock. Stainless s...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Silver Dial Ladies Watch W51011Q3
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize 25mm Silver Dial Ladies Watch W51011Q3. Quartz movement. Rectangular stainless steel 25.0 X 30.0 mm case. Octagonal crown set with a blue spinel caboch...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Silver

Cartier Pasha C Midsize White Dial Steel Unisex Watch W31044M7
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Pasha C Midsize White Dial Steel Unisex Watch W31044M7. Automatic self-winding movement. Round three-body polished and brushed stainless steel case 35.0 mm in diameter. Case ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Pasha C Midsize White Dial Steel Unisex Watch W31044M7
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Pasha C Midsize White Dial Steel Unisex Watch W31044M7. Automatic self-winding movement. Round three-body polished and brushed stainless steel case 35.0 mm in diameter. Case ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Pasha C Midsize White Dial Steel Unisex Watch W31044M7
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Pasha C Midsize White Dial Steel Unisex Watch W31044M7. Automatic self-winding movement. Round three-body polished and brushed stainless steel case 35.0 mm in diameter. Case ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Pasha C Midsize Pink Dial Automatic Ladies Watch W31075M7
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Pasha C Midsize Pink Dial Automatic Ladies Watch W31075M7. Automatic self-winding movement. Round three-body polished and brushed stainless steel case 35.0 mm in diameter. Ve...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Cartier Pasha C Midsize White Dial Steel Unisex Watch W31044M7
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Pasha C Midsize White Dial Steel Unisex Watch W31044M7. Automatic self-winding movement. Round three-body polished and brushed stainless steel case 35.0 mm in diameter. Case ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Pasha C Midsize White Dial Steel Unisex Watch W31044M7
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Pasha C Midsize White Dial Steel Unisex Watch W31044M7. Automatic self-winding movement. Round three-body polished and brushed stainless steel case 35.0 mm in diameter. Case ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Panthere Midsize Steel Ladies Watch WSPN0007 Box Card
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Panthere Midsize 27mm Steel Ladies Watch WSPN0007 Box Card. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 27 x 37 mm. Octagonal crown set with the blue spinel cabochon. . Scratch res...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize 18k Yellow Gold Watch W50003N2 1821
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize 18k Yellow Gold Watch W50003N2 1821 - Quartz. 18k yellow gold case; blue sapphire cabochon crown (25mm x 30mm). Ivory colored dial with black Roman nu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Pasha C Midsize Big Date Steel White Dial Watch W31055M7
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Pasha C Midsize Big Date Steel White Dial Watch W31055M7. Automatic self-winding movement. Round three-body polished and brushed stainless steel case 35.0 mm in diameter. Cas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu Two Timezone Midsize Stainless Steel Watch W6920011
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Ballon Bleu Two Timezone Midsize Stainless Steel Watch W6920011 - Quartz. Stainless steel case. Silvered opaline dial with blue steel hands and Roman numeral hour markers. GM...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Yellow Gold Ladies Watch W5000356 Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Yellow Gold Ladies Watch W5000356 Box Papers. Quartz movement. 18K yellow gold 25 x 30 mm rectangular case. Octagonal crown set with a blue sapphire ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize 18k White Gold & Diamond Watch WE9006Z3 3004
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize 18k White Gold & Diamond Watch WE9006Z3 3004 - Automatic winding. 18k white gold case with factory diamond bezel (36mm diameter). Silver guilloche dial wi...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize 36 Silver Dial Steel Ladies Watch W6920046
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize 36 Silver Dial Steel Ladies Watch W6920046. Automatic self-winding movement. Caliber 076. Stainless steel case 36.6 mm in diameter. Fluted crown set with ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Galbee Midsize Steel Quartz Men's or Ladies Watch W20060D6 1564
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Galbee Midsize Steel Quartz Men's or Ladies Watch W20060D6 1564 - Quartz. Stainless steel case (28mm x 40mm). Ivory dial with black Roman numerals; date at 6 o'clock. ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Ballon Bleu 33 Midsize Steel Rose Gold MOP Dial Watch W6920098
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Ballon Bleu 33 Midsize Steel Rose Gold MOP Dial Watch W6920098. Automatic self-winding movement. Caliber 076. Round stainless steel case 33.0 mm in diameter. Fluted 18K rose ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Steel

Cartier Pave Diamond Tank Francaise 18k White Gold Midsize Watch WE1009SD
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Pave Diamond Tank Francaise 18k White Gold Midsize Watch WE1009SD - Quartz. 18k white gold case with pave diamond bezel ( 25 x 30 mm ) . Silvered with black Roman numerals. 1...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Pasha GMT Midsize Pink Dial Steel Ladies Watch W3107099 Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Pasha GMT Midsize Pink Dial Steel Ladies Watch W3107099 Box Papers. Automatic self-winding movement. Round three-body polished and brushed stainless steel case 35.0 mm in dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Cartier Santos Midsize Rose Gold Grey Strap Mens Watch WGSA0012 Box Card
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Santos Midsize Rose Gold Grey Strap Mens Watch WGSA0012 Box Card. Automatic self-winding movement caliber 1847 MC. 18K rose gold 35.1 x 35.1 mm. Protected octagonal crown set...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Cartier Panthere de Cartier Midsize 18 Karat Yellow Gold Stainless Steel
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Model: Panthere de Cartier Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: 18K Yellow Gold Bezel: 18K Yellow Gold Dial: Ivory Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: Approx...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Francaise 2465 Ladies Midsize Watch Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Tank Francaise 2465 Ladies Watch. 25mm midsize Stainless Steel case. Stainless Steel Stationary bezel. Off-White dial with Blue steel hands and Roman numeral hour markers. ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Unisex Midsize Cartier Pasha GMT Steel Date Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Brand Cartier Model Pasha 2377 Gender Men's Unisex Condition Pre-owned Movement Swiss Automatic Case Material Stainless Steel Bracelet / Strap Material Stainless Steel Clasp / Buc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine 1720 Unisex Quartz Midsize Watch 18k Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tank Americaine 1720 Unisex Quartz Midsize Watch 18k Yellow Gold 23mm
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Early 2000s Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Unisex Cartier Cougar Panthere 887904C Midsize Quartz 18 Karat Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Brand Cartier Model Cougar Panthere 887904C Gender Mens Unisex- Midsize Condition Pre-owned Movement Quartz Case Material 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet / Strap Material 18K yellow gold an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere WGPN0007 4019 18K Rose Gold Ladies Quartz Midsize Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Panthere WGPN0007 4019 18K Rose Gold Ladies Quartz Midsize Watch 27mm
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2010s Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Cartier Panthere Midsize 18 Karat Yellow Gold Two-Row Date Quartz Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Brand Cartier Model Panthere Gender Ladies Condition Pre-owned Movement Swiss Quartz Case Material Stainless Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet / Strap Material Stainless Steel & 18...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Unisex Midsize Cartier Pasha GMT 2377 W31029M7 Steel Date Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Brand Cartier Model Pasha 2377 Gender Men's Unisex Condition Pre-owned Movement Swiss Automatic Case Material Stainless Steel Bracelet / Strap Material Stainless Steel Clasp / Buc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Ladies Midsize Cartier Panthere 187949 Quartz 18 Karat Gold One Row Date Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Brand Cartier Model Panthere 187949 Gender Ladies Condition Pre-owned Movement Swiss Quartz Case Material Stainless Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet / Strap Material Stainless Steel...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Stainless Steel Cougar Midsize Quartz Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Cougar Midsize Stainless Steel Quartz Wrist Watch. Certified pre-owned and ready to ship. Quartz movement with date. Stainless Steel round case (33mm dia.). Stainless Ste...
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Cartier Yellow Gold Tank Francaise Midsize Quartz Wristwatch, circa 2010
By Cartier
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Cartier 18K YG midsize Tank Francaise 26 X 35 mm classic model on strap with 18K Cartier tang buckle. Featuring classic silvered guilloche dial with black printed Roman numerals and...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold Ballon Bleu Midsize Automatic Wristwatch Ref W69003Z2
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize 18k Yellow Gold Watch W69003Z2 - Automatic winding. 18k yellow gold case (36mm diameter). Silvered guilloche dial with black Roman numerals. 18k yellow g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Panthere 187949 Midsize Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Panthere 187949 Midsize Ladies Watch. 27mm stainless steel case with an 18k yellow gold bezel. Off white dial with blue steel hands and black roman numeral hour markers. Date...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere Three Row Midsize Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Panthere three row midsize watch. 27mm Stainless Steel case. 18K yellow gold smooth bezel. Off-White dial with blue steel hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. Minute ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere 187949 Midsize Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Panthere 187949 Midsize Ladies Watch. 27mm stainless steel case with an 18k yellow gold bezel. Off white dial with blue steel hands and black roman numeral hour markers. Date...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere Two Row Midsize Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Panthere Midsize Ladies Watch. 27mm Stainless Steel case. 18K Yellow Gold Stationary bezel. Off-White dial with Blue steel hands and Roman numeral hour markers. Minute marke...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Francaise 2465 Ladies Midsize Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Tank Francaise 2465 ladies watch. 25mm stainless steel case. Stainless steel bezel. Off-White dial with Blue steel hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. Minute markers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Yellow Gold Black Enamel Panther Midsize Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Yellow Gold Black Enamel Panther Midsize Watch - Quartz. 18K Yellow gold with diamond bezel and black enamel ( 27 x 38 mm ) Crown with diamond accents. Diamond and black Enam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

CARTIER Tank Francaise Classic Midsize Stainless Steel Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Stainless steel midsize case (25mm x 30mm). Ivory colored dial with black Roman numerals; date at 3 o'clock. Stainless steel Cartier bracelet with deployant clasp. Quartz movement. P...
Cartier 3005 Ballon Bleu Midsize Stainless Steel Quartz Watch
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Cartier Model - Ballon Blue Case Metal - Stainless Steel Case Measurement - 36mm Bracelet - Stainless Steel Dial - Silver Bezel - Stainless Steel Crystal - Scratch Resistan...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize Stainless Steel Watch W6920046
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize Stainless Steel Watch W6920046 - Automatic. Stainless steel case (36mm). Silver guilloche dial with black Roman numerals. Stainless steel Cartier bracelet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Stainless Steel Watch W51011Q3
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Stainless Steel Watch W51011Q3 - Quartz. Stainless steel case (25mm x 30mm). Ivory colored dial with black Roman numerals; date at 3 o'clock. Stainles...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize Rose Gold Watch W69004Z2
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier automatic winding movement. 18k rose gold midsize 37mm case and 18k rose gold bracelet with deployant clasp. Silver guilloche dial with black Roman numerals. Unused/never wor...
Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize Stainless Steel Watch W69011Z4
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize Stainless Steel Watch W69011Z4 - Quartz. Stainless steel case (36mm). Silver guilloche dial with black Roman numerals. Stainless steel Cartier bracelet wi...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Silver Dial Mens Watch W51011Q3
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize 25mm Silver Dial Mens Watch W51011Q3. Quartz movement. Rectangular stainless steel 25.0 X 30.0 mm case. Octagonal crown set with a blue spinel cabochon...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Silver

Cartier Pasha Stainless Steel White Dial Automatic Midsize Watch 1031
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pre-Owned Excellent Condition. Original Box and Manuals are included Covered by a one-year Chronostore warranty. Details: Brand Cartier Department Unisex Adult Model Number 1031 Mod...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Ballon Bleu 18 Karat Rose Gold Ladies Midsize Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Ballon Bleu 18K Rose Gold Ladies Midsize Watch - Automatic winding. 18k Rose gold case (36 mm ). Silver guilloche dial with black Roman numerals. 18K Rose gold Cartier brace...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Panther 18 Karat Yellow Gold Midsize Watch WGPN0009
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Panther 18k Yellow Gold Midsize Watch WGPN0009 - Quartz movement. 18k yellow gold case (27 x 37 mm). Silver dial with black Roman numerals. 18k yellow gold Cartier bracelet w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Panther 18 Karat Yellow Gold Midsize Watch WGPN0009
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Panther 18k Yellow Gold Midsize Watch WGPN0009 - Quartz movement. 18k yellow gold case (27 x 37 mm). Silver dial with black Roman numerals. 18k yellow gold Cartier bracelet w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere Midsize Steel Ladies Watch WSPN0007 Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Panthere Midsize 27mm Steel Ladies Watch WSPN0007 Box Papers. Quartz movement. Stainless steel case 27 x 37 mm. Octagonal crown set with the blue spinel cabochon. . Scratch r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere Ladies 2-Tone 2-Row Midsize Steel and Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Panthere Ladies 2-Tone 2-Row Midsize Steel & Gold Watch - Quartz. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold bezel ( 26 mm x 36 mm ) . Ivory colored dial with black Roman nume...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine Midsize Yellow Gold Automatic Ladies Watch 1726
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Americaine Midsize Yellow Gold Automatic Ladies Watch 1726. Automatic self-winding movement. 18K white gold case 23.0 x 42.0 mm. Circular grained crown set with blue fac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize Stainless Steel Watch W6920046 3284
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize Stainless Steel Watch W6920046 3284 - Automatic. Stainless steel case (36mm). Silver guilloche dial with black Roman numerals. Stainless steel Cartier bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize Stainless Steel Quartz Watch W69011Z4
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize Stainless Steel Quartz Watch W69011Z4 - Quartz. Stainless Steel ( 36 mm ). Silver guilloche dial with black Roman numerals. Stainless steel Cartier bracel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Cartier Midsize Watch For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact cartier midsize watch you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of Gold, Stainless Steel and 18k Gold, this item was constructed with great care. Find an antique version now, or shop for 54 vintage or 77 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. You’re likely to find the perfect cartier midsize watch among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. While most can agree that any cartier midsize watch from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 9 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes alternatives. Finding a cartier midsize watch for sale for women should be easy, but there are 85 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Cartier Midsize Watch?

The price for a cartier midsize watch starts at $1,195 and tops out at $36,900 with these watches, on average, selling for $6,268.

Cartier Biography and Important Works

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.

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. It’s certainly one of the most well known and internationally revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

On 1stDibs, find a growing collection of contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, engagement rings, necklaces and other accessories.

Finding the Right Watches for You

Records show that, in Europe, by the 16th century, it was high time for portable clock devices. Right now, perhaps you’re shopping for your own. If so, find a vast range of fashionable and functional antique, new and classic vintage watches on 1stDibs.

While wall-mounted time tellers and grandfather clocks were much more convenient than the sundials of ancient history, watches were becoming crucial for an increasingly connected society whose members learned that the latest advancements in technology meant they could carry devices that kept time to within a minute a day. Tragically, the first pocket watches — albeit an improvement on the accessories that preceded them, which dangled from a chain worn around the neck — didn’t help much as far as accuracy or portability. Focused on style over substance, the upper class frequently carried lavish pieces that ran hours behind. 

Eventually, watches migrated from owners’ pockets to their wrists. In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, watches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner

Indeed, although exceedingly practical, the watches of today are far from bland. Bvlgari’s iconic 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 watches. You’ll always know what time it is because you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from your new accessory. 

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. 

When shopping for a watch, 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. 

Find exactly what you’re looking for in an unparalleled collection of antique, new and vintage watches on 1stDibs — we promise it will be worth your time.