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Cartier Steel Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Darnestown, MD
Narrow bands of 18 karat gold alternate with bands of steel in this sporty bangle bracelet by Cartier. Two criss crosses of gold are at opposite sides of the bracelet. This is a slip...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Bangles

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18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Steel and Gold Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Firenze, IT
Fine stainless steel and gold square self-winding wristwatch with white dial and date. Model Santos Case No.296119703.Material Yellow Gold and Steel Bracelet Yellow Gold and Steel Bu...
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel, Gold

Cartier Panthere Watch Wristwatch Gold Steel
By Cartier
Located in Paris, FR
Lady Classic Cartier Panthere, 2 tones, 18k gold and steel two color watch with quartz movement. Case is 22mm x 29mm, bracelet will fit up to 21 cm wrist. The watch has roman numera...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, Gold, Steel

Cartier Panthere Stainless Steel Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous Cartier bracelet circa 1990s' showcasing the iconic Panthere motifs crafted in 18k yellow gold. The bracelet is crafted in stainless steel with bands of 18k yellow streami...
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1990s Bangles

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Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Paris Trinity Gold Steel Bar Cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k gold and steel Trinity cufflinks by Cartier Paris. Cufflink measurs 22mm x 8mm. Weight is 9.6 grams. Marked Cartier, Acier, 750, 674673, French marks.
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20th Century Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Maillon Panthere Gold Steel Stirrup Cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k gold and stainless steel stirrup cufflinks by Cartier from Maillon Panthere collection. Cufflink top is 19mm x 18mm x 8mm. Weight is 10.8 grams. Marked Cartier, 750, 725439.
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20th Century Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier 'Ballon Bleu de Cartier' Stainless Steel and Rose Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier 'Ballon Bleu de Cartier' crafted in stainless steel with alternating 18 karat rose gold links and a steel deployant clasp. The round 36 mm case is finished with a d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Trio of Gold, Blackened Steel Panther Cuffs
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A set of three, 18 karat gold and blackened steel, slim panther cuffs, by Cartier, c. 1980s. Each signed Cartier and numbered.
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Vintage 1980s Modern Cuff Bracelets

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Gold, Steel, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Cle de Cartier Automatic Watch Stainless Steel with Rose Gold 40
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate throughout. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 40", Width 40", Depth 10" Designer: Cartier Model: Cle de Cartier Automatic Watch Stainles...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Panthere de Cartier Quartz Watch Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold 22
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Moderate scratches and wear throughout. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Case Size/Width: 22mm, Watch Height: 6mm, Band Width: 12mm, Wrist circumference: 7...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Vintage Diamond Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Necklace
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous vintage Cartier chain necklace is crafted in twisted 18k yellow gold and stainless steel chain and elegantly accented with a rectangular 18k gold center piece set with ...
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Vintage 1980s Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos 18 Karat Gold Stainless Steel Acier Cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of Cartier Santos cufflinks crafted in 18 K yellow gold and stainless steel / acier. The cufflinks featuring the classic Santos design, with a yellow gold band and the distinc...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Gold, Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold, Steel

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Cartier Citrine Gold Stainless Steel Hercules Knot Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold And Stainless Steel Citrine Hercules Knot Necklace by Cartier. With 1 Oval Citrine Citrine stone 9mm x 11mm This necklace comes with Cartier box. Measurements...
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20th Century Choker Necklaces

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Citrine, Stainless Steel, 18k Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel Women's Cougar Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Cartier Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel Women's Watch. Water resistant up to 30mm Serial # 187906 003203 ref# W35006
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20th Century Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel, Steel

Cartier Vintage Trinity Rose Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Earrings
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A vintage pair of Cartier Trinity earrings circa 1990s showcasing yellow and rose gold intertwined with stainless steel. The chic earrings are perfect for everyday wear.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel

Cartier Panthere Two-Tone Gold and Steel Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Panthere two tone 18k gold and stainless steel watch, with Cartier dial, Roman markers. 5 row bracelet will fit approx. 7" wrist. Case back marked: 1120, PL14317. Quartz move...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Gold, Steel

Cartier Panther Ronde Ladies Gold and Steel Quartz Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier Panther Ronde Collection Wrist watch, 24 MM Stainless Steel Case with 18K yellow Gold Bezel, Quartz Movement, Silver Satin Dial with Black Roman Numerals and a Sa...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Steel

Cartier Panthere Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier Panthere watch crafted in stainless steel and yellow gold. The octagonal case (26mm x 36mm) is set with a sapphire crown and the yellow gold fixed bezel is secured ...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Automatic Watch Stainless Steel and Rose Gold 42
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate scratches, wear and slight tarnish throughout. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Case Size/Width: 42mm, Watch Height: 13mm, Band Width: 20mm, Wrist ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier Quartz Watch Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold 29
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and scratches on strap and behind case. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Case Size/Width: 28mm, Watch Height: 9mm, Band Width: 14mm, Wrist circu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Very Fine Cartier Santos Gold or Stainless Steel Chain Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Antwerp, BE
This Cartier Santos chain bracelet is manufactured with high quality and elegance. Cartier Nr engraved 768608, Or et Acier , Cartier Cartier itself is a French luxurious company t...
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Vintage 1980s Artist Chain Bracelets

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Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Vintage 1980s Yellow Gold and Steel Cocktail Ring by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive vintage 18 carat yellow gold and steel Cartier dress ring; part of our of vintage jewellery and estate jewelry collections. This fine and impressive vintage ri...
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Vintage 1980s Cocktail Rings

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Cartier Hercules Knot Citrine Stainless Steel Gold Necklace Bracelet & Earrings
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This magnificent two-tone jewelry set from Cartier's inspiring Hercules Knot collection features a collar necklace, a bracelet and a matching pair of earrings is crafted in 18k yello...
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Vintage 1980s More Necklaces

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Citrine, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver W7100055 3729 18 Karat Gold and Steel
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: W7100055 / 3729 Year: 2016 Model: Calibre de Cartier Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: Black Rubber Bezel: Black Ceramic Dial: Black Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Si...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Ronde Steel and Yellow Gold Large Quartz Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2000 Cartier Santos Ronde, 32 M.M. Stainless Steel Case with 18K yellow Gold Bezel, Quartz movement, White Dial with Black Roman Numerals, Sapphire Crown. 5/8 inch wide Stainle...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, 18k Gold

Cartier Casque Ladies Stainless Steel 18 Karat Yellow Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Casque Ladies Stainless Steel 18k Yellow Gold Watch. Quartz movement. 18k yellow gold round case 24.0 mm in diameter. Circular grained crown set with the blue sapphire caboch...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Cartier Roadster 2510 Men's Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Large Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: COM002741 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Roadster Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 2510 Age: 2010 Gender: Men Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: Silver Roman Gl...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos MM Ladies Women Watch Wristwatch Gold Steel
By Cartier
Located in Paris, FR
Cartier Santos classic watch. Quartz movement. Bracelet in perfect condition! In very good condition with minor scratches. Will be delivered in a non original pouch.
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, Steel

Cartier Tank Francaise Steel Yellow Gold Automatic Men's Watch W51005Q4
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Francaise Steel Yellow Gold Automatic Mens Watch W51005Q4. Automatic self-winding movement. Rectangular stainless steel 28.0 x 32.0 mm case. Octagonal 18K yellow gold cr...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Panthère Double Headed Bangle in Stainless Steel and 18k Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful vintage 1980's Panthère de Cartier bangle set in stainless steel and 18k tri coloured gold. This incredibly stylish bangle is composed of two solid yellow gold panther he...
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Vintage 1980s Retro Bangles

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Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Oretacier Rectangular Cufflinks Steel and 18 Karat Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Cartier Santos Or et acier Rectangular cufflinks Steel & 18Kt Yellow Gold Pair of Cartier Santos Oretacier 18K and steel cufflinks comprised of a rectangular face topped with an 18K...
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20th Century Artisan Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel

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 Panthère 84083241 or 1120 Ladies Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007910 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Panthère Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 84083241 or 1120 Age: 1990 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: W...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Cartier Roadste 2510 Men’s Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold Large Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: COM002740 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Roadster Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 2510 Age: 2000 Gender: Men Complete With: Cartier Box Dial: Silver Roman Glass: Sapp...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Francaise 2302 Unisex Stainless Steel Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007561 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Tank Model Variant: Francaise Model Number: 2302 Age: 2000 Gender: Unisex Complete With: Cartier Box, Cartier Service Pouch & S...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Panthere de Cartier Two Tone Men's Watch 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Steel
By Cartier
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Crown set with a synthetic black spinel, silvered dial, black steel sword-shaped hands, bracelet in 18K yellow gold and steel. Serial # 85957097178 CRW2PN007
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Francaise Steel Rose Gold 160th Anniversary Watch W51036Q4
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Francaise Steel Rose Gold 160th Anniversary Watch W51036Q4. Quartz movement. Rectangular stainless steel 20.0 x 25.0 mm case. Octagonal 18k rose gold crown set with a bl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Francaise Steel Rose Gold Mother of Pearl Watch W51027Q4
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tank Francaise Steel Rose Gold Mother of Pearl Watch W51027Q4. Quartz movement. Rectangular stainless steel 20.0 x 25.0 mm case. Octagonal 18k rose gold crown set with a blue...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Rose Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Silver 18K Rose Gold Stainless Steel Tank Anglaise Women Wristwatch 30mm
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Cartier's Tank watches were inspired by the military tanks used by English troops during World War I, flaunting distinct caterpillar tracks of the army tank into the bracelet design....
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2010s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold, Silver, Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Men's Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Popular Cartier Ballon Bleu measuring 42mm and designed in 18K yellow gold and stainless steel. Recent full overhaul complete service, excellent condition, no scratches or wear. •MO...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier 3-Row Panther 2-Tone Steel and Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier 3-Row Panther 2-Tone Steel & Gold Watch - Quartz. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold bezel (27mm x 37mm). Ivory colored dial with black Roman numerals and date at 5 o'...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Stainless Steel Yellow Gold Panthere Vendome Watch
By Cartier
Located in Irvine, CA
Clasp Closure 15004MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Silver 18K Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Ballon Bleu Men's Wristwatch 42mm
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This elegant timepiece from Cartier takes its name, Ballon Bleu, from the fluted crown set with the blue spinel cabochon, which appears floating like a balloon, lying on the side. Cr...
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2010s Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Silver, Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Stainless Steel Yellow Gold Galbee Rotonde Watch
By Cartier
Located in Irvine, CA
Clasp Closure 15001MSC CON MLA
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Automatic Watch Stainless Steel and Rose Gold
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and moderate scratches on strap and behind case. Accessories: Box Measurements: Case Size/Width: 33mm, Watch Height: 10mm, Band Width: 15mm, Wrist circum...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Francaise W51004Q4 or 2303 Unisex Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007834 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Tank Model Variant: Francaise Model Number: W51004Q4 or 2303 Age: 2000 Gender: Unisex Complete With: Cartier Box & Manuals Dial...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize 36 Steel Yellow Gold Watch W2BB0012 Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Ballon Bleu Midsize 36 Steel Yellow Gold Watch W2BB0012 Box Papers. Automatic self-winding movement. Caliber 076. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold case 36.0 mm in diameter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Cartier Santos Galbee Steel and Gold Men's Quartz Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Galbee Steel & Gold Men's Quartz Watch - Quartz. Stainless steel case with 18k gold bezel (28mm x 40mm). Ivory colored dial with black Roman numerals; date at 6 o'cl...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Ronde Solo Large Yellow Gold Steel Unisex Watch W6700455
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Ronde Solo 36mm Large Yellow Gold Steel Unisex Watch W6700455. Quartz movement. 18K yellow gold and stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Circular grained crown set with ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Interlocking Gold Stainless Bangle
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic Cartier bangle crafted in 18k yellow and rose gold and stainless steel. The design is bold and modern, and at the same time soft and mellow. One cannot help admire the form...
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1990s Bangles

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

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold SS Stainless Steel Key Ring Bag Chain Gloves Holder
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Cartier Name:Key Ring Material:750 K18 YG yellow gold, SS stainless steel Weight:20.1g(Approx) Size:H30mm×W33mm / TopH1.18"/W1.29"(Approx) Comes with:Cartier Pouch, Cartier Rep...
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Vintage 1980s More Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Interlocking Gold Stainless Bangle
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic Cartier bangle crafted in 18k yellow and rose gold and stainless steel. The design is bold and modern, and at the same time soft and mellow. One cannot help admire the form...
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1990s Bangles

Materials

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

Cartier Panther Ronde Ladies 18 Karat and Steel Quartz Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier Panther Ronde, 24 M.M. Stainless Steel 3 Piece case with 18K yellow Gold Bezel. Quartz movement, White Dial with Black Roman Numerals, Sapphire crown. 1/2 inch wi...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Steel

Cartier 1980s 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel Hoop Earrings
By Cartier
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
A beautiful pair of vintage 1986 Cartier Hoop Earrings in 18k yellow gold & steel. In incredible condition, these earrings would make a very stylish addition to any collection Stampe...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Hoop Earrings

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18k Gold

Cartier Tubogas Bracelet in 18 Karat Yellow and Stainless Steel
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Tubogas Bracelet in 18K Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel PRIMARY DETAILS SKU: 105474 Condition Description: Retails for 15,000 USD. In excellent condition and recently polishe...
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2010s Bangles

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Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier 21 21 Unisex Watch in Stainless Steel/Gold Plate
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
In excellent condition and recently serviced by a certified watchmaker. All components are factory original. Photos of actual watch. Do to the age of the watch this watch is splash p...
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Cartier Ballon Bleu Silver Dial Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch W69009Z3
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Ballon Bleu Silver Dial Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch W69009Z3. Automatic self-winding movement. Caliber 049. Round stainless steel case 42.1 mm in diameter, 13 mm thick. Flut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier 3-Row Panther 2-Tone Steel and Gold Watch W25027B8
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier 3-Row Panther 2-Tone Steel & Gold Watch W25027B8 - Quartz. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold bezel (29mm x 40mm). Ivory colored dial with black Roman numerals and dat...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier White 18K Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Santos Galbee Automatic Women's
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We have our eyes on this Cartier wristwatch for all the right reasons. This watch is from the Santos collection that dates back to 1904, gaining recognition for being the first pilot...
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2010s Contemporary 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 mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a ro...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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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 /buy/panthere-cartier/ target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle reportedly 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 beloved jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

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