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Cartier Stainless Steel Tank Francaise Chronograph Wristwatch Ref 2303
By Cartier
Located in Stamford, CT
: Authentic Cartier Chronograph Outside case: Cartier Swiss Made 2303 BB21844 Movement: Cartier 212P 25
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Late 20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier 'Leopard Print' Travel Alarm Clock
By Cartier
Located in Norwich, GB
hands and signed ‘Cartier’. Quartz movement with alarm, signed to the backplate ‘Cartier, Swiss made
Category

2010s Swiss Carriage Clocks and Travel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Cartier Diabolo Pave Diamond Yellow Gold Quartz Wristwatch 1450
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
Quartz Weight: 92.2 grams Water Resistant 3 ATM Stamped: Cartier Swiss Made water resistant 1450 089652
Category

1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Delices de Cartier Diamond White Gold Quartz Wristwatch 3380
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
Stamped: Cartier Swiss Made 750 water resistant 3380 87213RX French Hallmarks *Free Shipping within the
Category

2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Limited Edition Watch Ballpoint Pen
By Cartier
Located in Bellmore, NY
: 73.2 g Hallmarks: Cartier, Swiss Made, No 0717/2000 All our measurements are approximate.
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20th Century Desk Accessories

Cartier Panthere W3PN0007 4119 29MM Diamond Rose Gold & Stainless Steel Watch
By Cartier
Located in Houston, TX
grams One ladies 18K rose gold and stainless steel, diamond Cartier Swiss made watch with original box
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Cartier Tank Américaine Diamond Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
: '750' 'Cartier' 'Swiss Made' 'Water Resistant' Period: Circa. 2000 Documents: Original Cartier
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, White Gold

1980s Gorgeous Cartier Romane Alarm Clock Pendulette. Made in Swiss
By Cartier
Located in Milano, IT
1980s Gorgeous Cartier Romane alarm clock pendulette. Made in Swiss. It's in gold plated 18K. White
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Gold Plate

Cartier Divan 32mm 18K White Gold Factory Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bellmore, NY
. Dimensions: 6.5" L x 1.25" W x 1" H Weight: 49.4 g Hallmarks: Cartier, Swiss Made, 750, reference numbers
Category

Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 18Kt. Yellow Gold Art Deco Open Faced Pocket Watch Hand Made 1920's
By Cartier
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Cartier Jewelers STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Opened Faced METAL / MATERIAL: 18kt
Category

Vintage 1920s Swiss Art Deco Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Cartier Clock
By Cartier
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: European Clock & Watch Co. / Cartier STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Chiming Clock
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Brass

Cartier Clock
Cartier Clock
H 8.5 in W 7.5 in D 4 in
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver 42mm Steel Blue Dial Automatic Watch WSCA0011
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Crown, Swiss Made, Swiss Movement, Water-Resistant | Year Manufactured: 2010-Now | Customized: No
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos Alarm Clock
By Cartier
Located in Amersham, GB
, brushed steel case and black enamel detail. The gold plated back houses a Swiss made Quartz Movement with
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Late 20th Century Swiss Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Brass, Steel

Cartier Santos Alarm Clock
Cartier Santos Alarm Clock
H 3.15 in W 2.76 in D 1.97 in
CARTIER Tortue White Gold Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
, and blued steel hands. The face bears CARTIER near the top, beneath the upper numerals and SWISS MADE
Category

Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

CARTIER Tortue White Gold Diamond Watch
CARTIER Tortue White Gold Diamond Watch
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H 1.34 in W 1.11 in
Cartier Quartz Chronograph Yellow Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A chic Cartier quartz chronograph watch in 18 karat yellow gold, with a leather strap. Made in
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Extra Large Ballon Bleu De Cartier Stainless Steel and Rose Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
, Swiss Made, 3109, Automatic Estate Condition: Good condition. Some light scratches throughout the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Cartier Pasha de Cartier White Dial Diamonds Halo Grid 18 Karat White Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Oakton, VA
Gold - 7.2 inches length - 144 grams weight b. Automatic c. Water Resistant 330F/100M d. Swiss Made e
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Diamond Panther Cuff Bangle Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Featuring Cartier’s iconic feline, rich in history and elegance, the Cartier Panther, this piece is
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Cartier Panthere L 3-Row 18k Gold
By Cartier
Located in Ramat Gan, IL
In Mint Condition. Swiss Made, Cartier Panthere Model in Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold. Solid
Category

1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Paris Ceinture Trinity Tri-Color
By Cartier
Located in Ramat Gan, IL
In Mint Condition. Swiss Made, Cartier Ceinture in 18k Yellow, White & Rose Gold. Solid 18k Gold
Category

Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Lonville Yellow Gold Filled Swiss Made, Circa 1940's
Located in Long Beach, CA
tonneau shape was invented by Louis Cartier in the early teens. He was inspired by barrels he saw on the
Category

Vintage 1940s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Cartier Ladies Diamond White Gold Pasha Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
inner circumference of approx. 6.15″. Watch is Swiss Made, Water Resistant , Pre-Owned in Excellent
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Must 21
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
. Fine Pre-owned Cartier Watch. Certified preowned Classic Cartier Must 21 watch is made out of Stainless
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Must 21
Cartier Must 21
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Cartier Calibre W7100016
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Cartier Calibre in stainless steel. Auto w/ subseconds and date. Black Roman Numeral Dial. 42 mm
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Calibre W7100016
Cartier Calibre W7100016
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W 1.66 in
Cartier Chronoscaph W522981
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Dress Cartier Minute Repeater 1462 watch is made out of Platinum on a Black Alligator strap with a 18k
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Cartier Rotonde W1556051
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Sport Cartier Rotonde W1556051 watch is made out of white gold on a Black Alligator strap with a 18k
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Rotonde W1556051
Cartier Rotonde W1556051
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W 1.66 in L 1.66 in
Cartier Pasha W31037H3
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Classic Cartier Pasha W31037H3 watch is made out of Stainless steel on a Stainless Steel bracelet with a
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Pasha W31037H3
Cartier Pasha W31037H3
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W 1.5 in L 1.5 in
Cartier Santos Octagon Automatic L 18k Gold
By Cartier
Located in Ramat Gan, IL
In Mint Condition. Swiss Made, Cartier Santos In Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold. Solid Gold
Category

1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Cartier Santos Large 39.8mm WSSA0039 Rubber Roman Black Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This Cartier Santos wristwatch is a perfect blend of classic and casual style. The bezel, dial, and
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

A Classic Cartier Briquet Cigarette Lighter With Original Cartier Box
By Cartier
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Cartier Box Made in Switzerland Serial number N10009 Purchased 25/9/00 Original receipts and paperwork
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Art Deco Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Steel

Cartier Pasha de Cartier 18k Moon Phase Calendar Watch, 1986
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
movement in working order, Swiss made; marked Cartier, 1986, 0181, 30002 Size: case width 38mm, bracelet
Category

Vintage 1980s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Sixties Rose Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Litchfield, CT
WEIGHT: 19.2 grams STONES: .08 carat G color, VS clarity diamond HALLMARKS: Cartier, 18k, SWISS
Category

Vintage 1960s Brooches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Sixties Rose Brooch
Cartier Sixties Rose Brooch
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W 1.25 in L 1.63 in
Cartier Roadster Stainless Steel Pink Dial Ladies Quartz Watch W62017V3
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Crystal, Swiss Made, Swiss Movement, Water-Resistant Customized: No Handedness: Left With Original
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Prism Mystery Clock
By Cartier
Located in New Orleans, LA
. Cartier manufactured a number of different models of the prism clock, many made of impressive materials
Category

20th Century French Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Quartz

Cartier Prism Mystery Clock
Cartier Prism Mystery Clock
H 4 in W 3.5 in D 3 in
Cartier Diamond White Gold Chronograph Pasha Seatimer Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
of approx. 7.5″. Strap stamped “Made in Austria”, Pre-Owned in Very Good condition. Watch is Swiss
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Santos Diamond Steel Silver Dial Automatic Ladies Watch W4SA0005
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Manufacture Switzerland Style Casual Model Cartier Santos Vintage No Band Color Steel Band Material Stainless
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Roadster GMT XL 42mm - Vintage Men's Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in Antwerp, BE
peculiar lens bubble over the date window at 3 O'clock. Powering the watch is a Swiss Made Chopard Calibre
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Early 2000s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Calibre Stainless Steel Black Dial Ref. W7100016, Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Cartier Calibre in stainless steel. Auto w/ subseconds and date. 42 mm case size. Ref W7100016
Category

2010s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu W69012Z4
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Cartier Ballon Bleu in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 42 mm case size. Ref
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu W69012Z4
Cartier Ballon Bleu W69012Z4
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W 1.66 in
Cartier Ballon Bleu WE900651
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Watch. Certified preowned Dress Cartier Ballon Bleu WE900651 watch is made out of white gold on a Orange
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Ballon Bleu WE900651
Cartier Ballon Bleu WE900651
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W 1.42 in
Cartier Santos Galbée Silver Dial Small Steel Ladies Watch W20054D6/2423
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
indicator, 12-hour dial, sapphire crystal, and Swiss made movement. With a 24mm case size this watch is the
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Chronoscaph 21 W10172t2
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Cartier Chronoscaph 21 in stainless steel. Quartz w/ subseconds, date and chronograph. 38 mm case
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Chronoscaph 21 W10172t2
Cartier Chronoscaph 21 W10172t2
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W 1.5 in L 1.5 in
Cartier Tank Francaise W51008q3
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Cartier Tank Francaise in stainless steel. Quartz. Case size 20 mm width and 25 mm length lug to
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Francaise W51008q3
Cartier Tank Francaise W51008q3
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W 0.79 in L 0.71 in
Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Santos Ronde Model W20028g1
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Includes Cartier Box Made in Switzerland Stephanie Windsor guarantees the proper functioning of
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20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Tank Francaise 2365
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
Cartier Tank Francaise 2365 watch is made out of white gold on a 18k White Gold bracelet with a 18k White
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Tank Francaise 2365
Cartier Tank Francaise 2365
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W 0.79 in L 0.71 in
Cartier Tank Solo Python Pattern Stainless Steel Ladies Watch W5200020
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
adjustments are made to ensure the watch is functioning as intended. Listed pictures are actual pictures of
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Francaise 20mm Steel Silver Dial Ladies Quartz Watch W51031Q3
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Features: Fixed Bezel, Push/Pull Crown, Swiss Made, Swiss Movement, Water-Resistant Measurements: Band
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu Automatic Grey Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch WSBB0060
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
. This Swiss-made, luxury timepiece features a sleek stainless steel bracelet and a 40mm round case
Category

2010s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu Automatic Grey Dial Stainless Steel Diamond Watch WSBB0060
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
. This Swiss-made, luxury timepiece features a sleek stainless steel bracelet and a 40mm round case with
Category

2010s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Dumont 18 Karat Rose Gold Model W2006951
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Dumont Large Size Model W2006951 18k Rose Gold Manual Movement Made in Switzerland
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Tank Divan Mini Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Watch WA301071 New Strap
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
dial, with a factory diamond-encrusted bezel adding a touch of luxury. The Swiss-made timepiece boasts
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Delices De Small 18K Rose Gold Silver Dial Ladies Watch W8100009
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
) Features: Fixed Bezel, Push/Pull Crown, Sapphire Crystal, Swiss Made, Swiss Movement, Water-Resistant
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Cartier Ballon Bleu Steel 18k Rose Gold Chocolate Dial Mens Watch W6920032
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Country/Region of Manufacture Switzerland Style Luxury Model Cartier Ballon Bleu Vintage No Escapement
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Rivoli 24mm 18K Yellow Gold White Dial Ladies Quartz Watch 881092
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Department: Women Model: Cartier Rivoli Model Number: 881092 Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland Style
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Ellipse 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Silver Dial Ladies Quartz Watch 1481
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
: Quartz Movement Caliber: Quartz Features: Date Indicator, Diamond Accent, Swiss Made, Swiss Movement
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos 100 XL Steel White Roman Dial Automatic Mens Watch W20073X8
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
) Features Fixed Bezel, Luminous Hands, Push/Pull Crown, Sapphire Crystal, Self-Winding, Swiss Made, Swiss
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Ronde Solo 36mm Stainless Steel Silver Dial Unisex Quartz Watch W6700255
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
jewels and a Swiss-made quartz movement, ensuring accurate timekeeping. The sapphire crystal and scratch
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Pasha 18K Yellow Gold Moonphase Perpetual Calendar Quartz Watch 30003
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
, Moon Phase, Multifunction, Sapphire Crystal, Screwdown Crown, Swiss Made, Swiss Movement, Water
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Must XL 31mm x 41mm Steel Silver Dial Automatic Watch WSTA0040
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
: WSTA0040 Department: Men Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland Style: Casual Model Name: Cartier Tank
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Panthère Vendôme 18 Carat Yellow Gold & Steel Round Watch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
the case-back. Case-back stamps: Cartier, Quartz, SWISS MADE, 166920. A fantastic timepiece that
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Steel, Yellow Gold

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Cartier Swiss Made For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the cartier swiss made you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using gold, 18k gold and stainless steel. Find an antique version now, or shop for 688 vintage or 841 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. You’re likely to find the perfect cartier swiss made among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. A cartier swiss made from Cartier, Rolex and Jaeger-LeCoultre — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. Take a look at a cartier swiss made featuring diamond from our inventory today to add the perfect touch to your look. 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 cabochon and brilliant cut alternatives. Finding a cartier swiss made for sale for women should be easy, but there are 710 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Cartier Swiss Made?

The price for a cartier swiss made starts at $47 and tops out at $550,000 with these watches, on average, selling for $4,369.

Cartier for sale on 1stDibs

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.

Find contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, engagement rings, necklaces and other accessories on 1stDibs.

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 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.
  • 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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