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Cartier Tortue Art Deco, 1913
By Cartier
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Cartier Watch model Tortue in platinum set with diamonds and onyx. Year : 1913 Illustrated in "Collection Cartier Clocks" Edition Flamarion page 123. Cartier Box. (22 grs)
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Tortue Tortue Women's Watch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Retail price 7500 USD. In excellent condition and recently serviced by a certified watchmaker. Generic Strap & Tang Buckle. Photos of actual watch. Cartier Caliber 78-1, 17 Jeweled M...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Certified Authentic Cartier Tortue 126600, Silver Dial
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #:W1545751. Gents Cartier Tortue XL Tourbillon Chronograph Monopoussoir in platinum with single button chronograph on alligator strap. Manual w/ subseconds, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue XL Platinum Tourbillon Chronograph Monopoussoir
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
ESTIMATED RETAIL $210,000.00 YOUR PRICE $105,500.00 - 100% AUTHENTIC, FACTORY ORIGINAL Cartier Tortue XL Tourbillon Chronograph Monopoussoir in platinum with single button chronograp...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Cartier Tortue W1545751, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #:W1545751. Gents Cartier Tortue XL Tourbillon Chronograph Monopoussoir in platinum with single button chronograph on alligator strap. Manual w/ subseconds, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue 3698 Ladies Rose Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007980 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Tortue Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 3698 Age: 15-08-2014 Gender: Ladies Complete With: Cartier Box, Manuals & Guarantee Dial:...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Cartier Tortue Womens Manual Wind Watch WA501011
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
Fine finishes, tasteful harmony and prestigious diamond brilliance combine exceptionally well to produce an irresistible sight in this remarkable Tortue timepiece from Cartier which ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Tortue W1545751, Silver Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #:W1545751. Gents Cartier Tortue XL Tourbillon Chronograph Monopoussoir in platinum with single button chronograph on alligator strap. Manual w/ subseconds, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue in 18 Karat White Gold with Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
ESTIMATED RETAIL $59,000.00 YOUR PRICE $39,500.00 - 100% AUTHENTIC, FACTORY ORIGINAL - Cartier Tortue with double row diamond bezel in 18k white gold. Manual. 34 mm case size. With b...
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2010s Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Tortue WA503751, Silver Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #: WA503751. Womens Mechanical Hand Wind Watch Yellow Gold Silver 28 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Early 2000s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue XL Collection Privee Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition Watch
By Cartier
Located in Switzerland, CH
Rare CARTIER Tortue XL wrist watch Limited, numbered edition, no longer available From Cartier's special "COLLECTION PRIVEE " 18K Pink Gold Perpetual calendar, two time zones Movemen...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue Quartz Watch Watch Yellow Gold and Diamonds 20
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate scratches and wear throughout. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Case Size/Width: 20mm, Watch Height: 6mm, Band Width: 10mm, Wrist circumferenc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Tortue 18 Karat White Gold Diamond Men's Watch WA504351
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cartier Tortue 18K White Gold Diamond Mens Watch WA504351. Manual-winding movement. 18K white gold case 33.0 x 34.0 mm. Octagonal crown set with the diamond. Transparent exhibition s...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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White Gold

Cartier Tortue W1556366 Women's Watch in 18 Karat Rose Gold
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Retail price 32,400 USD. In excellent condition and recently serviced by a certified watchmaker. All components are factory original. Photos of actual watch. Cartier Calibre 8970 MC,...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Cartier Small Tortue Diamond Case and Crown on Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Rare Cartier Tortue designed in 18 karat yellow gold on a curved link polished bracelet. Factory set diamonds accent the case, lugs and crown. Fresh battery and one year warranty. M...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

  • Cartier Small Tortue Diamond Case and Crown on Bracelet
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W 0.83 in. D 0.22 in. L 1.07 in.
Cartier Paris Yellow Gold Watch, Model: TORTUE, Handwinding 1975 Model Nr 96069
By Cartier
Located in Heerlen, NL
One (1) 18K. Yellow Gold Watch with a leather strap Brand: Cartier Paris ca 1975 Model: Tortue extra flat Model nr 96069 nr 45! Mouvement: Piquet nr 21 extra flat handwin...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

CARTIER Tortue
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18K White Gold case and bracelet "Tortue" small model 34 x 28 mm case, Mechanical manual wind movement, sapphire crystal current retail 48300.
Cartier Tortue from Collection Privee
By Cartier
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Cartier Tortue is a single button chronograph from the Collection Privee in rose gold on a black strap with a deployant clasp.
Cartier Tortue 2763J, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #:2763J. Cartier Tortue XL 2763J Men Automatic Cream Dial Watch 18K Rose Gold 38mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue 2763J, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #:2763J. Cartier Tortue XL 2763J Men Automatic Cream Dial Watch 18K Rose Gold 38mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue 2496, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #:2496. Pre-Owned Watch. Cartier Tortue ladies watch with 18k Yellow Gold case and Green Leather strap. Watch has silver dial with diamonds bezel. Watch runs...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue 2763J, Beige Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #: 2763J. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Rose Gold Beige 38 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue 2763J, Blue Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #:2763J. Cartier Tortue XL 2763J Men Automatic Cream Dial Watch 18K Rose Gold 38mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue 2763J, Beige Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #: 2763J. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Rose Gold Beige 38 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Diamond Cartier Tortue Rose Gold Watch, Small Model
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Tortue watch, small model, manual winding mechanical movement, Case in 18K pink gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds, octagonal crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond. Silvered sunra...
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2010s Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Tortue Perpetual Calendar Yellow Gold 'W1538651'
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Pre-owned Cartier ""Collection Privée"" Tortue Perpetual Calendar (ref. W1538651), featuring a mechanical automatic movement; silvered, guilloché dial with black Roman numerals and b...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue No-Ref, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #: No-ref#. Womens Mechanical Hand Wind Watch Yellow Gold White 21 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1970s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue No-Ref#, Silver Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #: No-ref#. Womens Quartz Watch Yellow Gold Silver 24 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue W1545751, Beige Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #: W1545751. Mens Mechanical Hand Wind Watch Platinum Beige 37 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue W1545751, Beige Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #: W1545751. Mens Mechanical Hand Wind Watch Platinum Beige 37 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue W1545751, Beige Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue Reference #: W1545751. Mens Mechanical Hand Wind Watch Platinum Beige 37 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue 2497 18 Karat White Gold Manual Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue with double row diamond bezel in 18k white gold. Manual. 34 mm case size. With box and papers. Ref 2497. Circa 2010s. Fine Pre-owned Cartier Watch. Certified preowned ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue Diamond 18 Karat Rose Gold WA505031
By Cartier
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Ref: COM2291 Manufacturer: Cartier Model: Tortue Model Ref: WA505031 Age: Gender: Ladies Complete With: Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Sevrice Pouch and Service Papers dated 1st October ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tortue XL Platinum Tourbillon Chronograph Mono Poussoir Mono Pusher
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue XL Tourbillon Chronograph Monopoussoir in platinum with single button chronograph on alligator strap. Manual w/ subseconds, chronograph and tourbillon. Unused with box...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue Mid-Size Yellow Gold Silver Guilloche Dial Watch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k Yellow Gold Tortue Mid-Size Wristwatch, silver guilloche dial with roman numerals and a secret signature at "V" of "VII", blued steel hands, a fixed 18k yellow gold bezel, a b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Cartier Tortue XL White Gold Diamond Dial Ladies Watch HP100502
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tortue XL White Gold Diamond Dial Ladies Watch HP100502 - Manual winding . 18K White gold case with diamond bezel and lugs ( 48 mm x 38 mm ) . Diamond dial with blue Breguet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

CARTIER Ladies' Tortue Dress Watch
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Vintage Tortue ladies' dress watch, featuring a mechanical manual winding movement; silvered dial with painted gold Arabic numerals; and 26 x 25mm, 18k yellow gold tonneau-shaped cas...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

CARTIER Ladies' Tortue Dress Watch
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Cartier Tortue XL 2763J Men's Automatic Cream Dial Watch 18 Karat Rose Gold
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Tortue XL 2763J Men Automatic Cream Dial Watch 18K Rose Gold 38mm
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

CARTIER Paris "Tortue" Platinum Lady's Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Cartier Paris "Tortue" with a platinum case, blue cabochon stone crown, sapphire crystal, textured bond dial with Roman numerals, manual wind movement, and is on a black Cartier leat...
Cartier Tortue XL Gents Rose Gold Silver Guilloche Dial Manual Wind Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k Rose Gold Tortue XL Gents Wristwatch, silver guilloche dial with roman numerals and secret signature at "V" of "VII"I, blued steel Breguet style hands, a fixed 18k rose gold b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Cartier Tortue Privee Collection Ladies Yellow Gold Silver Roman Dial W1531851
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k Yellow Gold Tortue Ladies Wristwatch, silver dial with roman numerals and a secret signature at "V" of "VII", blued steel sword shaped hands, a fixed 18k yellow gold bezel, a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier White Gold and Diamond Tortue Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Cartier 18k white gold and diamond Tortue watch, Ref. WA507231, featuring a manual-wind movement, silvered sunray dial with black Roman numerals and blued steel hands, sapphire cryst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Tortue White Gold Satin Silver Dial Diamond WA507231 Manual Wind Watch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k White Gold Tortue Ladies Wristwatch, satin silver dial with roman numerals and a secret signature at "X", blued steel sword shaped hands, a fixed 18k white gold bezel set with...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Tortue Perpetual Calendar in 18k White Gold W1580004, Full Box / Papers
By Cartier
Located in Carmel, IN
This Cartier came to us on trade recently and does have the full box and papers. This Tortue features a skeleton dial with an incredible perpetual calendar! The watch is an automat...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold Tortue Wristwatch Ref 2496C
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2012 Cartier Large Tortue Reference 2496C Wrist Watch, 18K Yellow Gold Water Resistant case measuring 44.9 MM X 36 MM X 9.4 MM thick. Caliber 430 Manual wind movement, Engine t...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold Tortue Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Cartier 18k Yellow Gold Collection Privée Tortue Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch, Ref. W1538651, featuring an automatic movement, silvered guilloché dial with black Roman numerals and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Lady's Platinum Diamond Tortue Wristwatch Circa 1920s
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Cartier Tortue ladies' dress watch, featuring a mechanical manual winding movement; silvered dial with painted Roman numerals and minute track; and 27 x 21mm, platinum tonneau-shaped...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Tortue Quartz Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier Tortue Collection Ladies Wrist watch. 27 X 21 MM 18K yellow Gold Case with Cartier Factory set Diamond Bezel and Crown. Quartz Movement, White Dial with Raised G...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Lady's White Gold and Diamond Tortue Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Cartier 18k white gold and diamond-set Tortue lady's wristwatch, Ref. WA5038W9), featuring a mechanical manual winding movement, silvered sunray-effect dial with black Roman numerals...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Paris Ladies Yellow Gold Tortue Mechanical Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref W3433 Model Number 156786 Serial Number 960****** Condition 9 - Excellent condition Gender Ladies Age 1980's Case Diameter 26 mm Case Size 26mm by 34mm Box & Papers ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

CARTIER Yellow Gold " Tortue " Quartz on Rice Bracelet c.1990's
By Cartier
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is an elegant Cartier Tortue watch in yellow gold with diamonds on a Cartier rice bracelet (6") with deployant clasp.
Cartier Rose Gold Tortue Privee Power Reserve Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Specifications Movement: Mechanical Wind Case: 18k Rose Gold Case Diameter: 32.4mm Dial: Silvered Bracelet: Brown Crocodile Leather Buckle: 18k Rose Gold Deployment Gla...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold and Diamond Tortue Ladies Quartz Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier Tortue Collection Ladies Wrist watch. 30 X 23 MM 18K yellow Gold Case with Cartier Factory set Diamond Bezel, lugs and Crown. Quartz Movement, Silver White Dial w...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Lady's Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Pearl Tortue Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Tortue Collection 18K yellow Gold and Gem set Ladies Wrist Watch. 40 MM X 23 MM Water Resistant case, set with Round Brilliant cut Diamonds and Fancy cut Rubies of...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold Tortue Cream Colored Dial Manual Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Paris, IDF
A Cartier watch "Tortue" collection in 750/000 yellow gold on a 750/000 yellow gold bracelet with its folding clasp. Cream coloured dial, roman numerals. Manual winding m...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Cartier Tonneau Tortue Yellow Gold 18 Karat or Jaune
By Cartier
Located in Boulogne Billancourt, FR
Watch Tonneau-Tortue by Cartier yellow gold - sapphire crowned. Buckle is gold plated. Signed, numbered and stamped. Mechanical working movement. Bracelet is new and was made by a ...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

  • Cartier Tonneau Tortue Yellow Gold 18 Karat or Jaune
  • Cartier Tonneau Tortue Yellow Gold 18 Karat or Jaune
  • Cartier Tonneau Tortue Yellow Gold 18 Karat or Jaune
  • Cartier Tonneau Tortue Yellow Gold 18 Karat or Jaune
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H 1.19 in. Dm 0.99 in.
Cartier Yellow Gold original diamonds Tortue Mechanical Wind Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
REF W3279 MODEL NUMBER 2496 SERIAL NUMBER 340***** CONDITION 9 - Excellent condition GENDER Unisex AGE 2nd June 2014 CASE DIAMETER 34 mm CASE SIZE 34mm by 43mm BOX & PAPERS Box,...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Lady's Rose Gold And Diamond Tortue Bracelet Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Cartier Lady's 18K Pink Gold Tortue Bracelet Watch, with diamond case with 46 diamonds weighing 1.87 carats, and diamond crown weighing .08 carats, small model, manual movement, silv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Ladies yellow Gold Diamond Tonneau Tortue Manual Wristwatch, c 1980
By Cartier
Located in Firenze, IT
Manual winding jeweled nickel lever movement. Silvered matte dial, Roman numerals. 18k yellow gold case, diamond-set bezel and crown, case back secured by 4 screws. Case, dial and ...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier White Gold Tortue Mechanical Wind Wristwatch Ref W3110
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
REF W3110 MODEL NUMBER WA503851 or 2497 SERIAL NUMBER 361***** CONDITION 9 - Excellent condition GENDER Unisex AGE 29th December 2009 CASE DIAMETER 34 mm CASE SIZE 34mm by 43mm BOX &...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

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Cartier Tortue Watches For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of cartier tortue watches for sale on 1stDibs. These distinct designs — crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold — can elevate any look. Find a collection of 11 vintage versions or 20 modern creations for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Our inventory has long been popular, and it includes earlier versions that date to the 20th Century and newer variations that were made as recently as the 21st Century. Contemporary and Modern are consistently popular styles when it comes to cartier tortue watches. Many pieces in our collection are stylish for most occasions, but Diamond versions, from our inventory of 4, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. There are many round cut cartier tortue watches for sale. There aren’t many items for women in our collection of cartier tortue watches, as most of the options available are for men.

How Much are Cartier Tortue Watches?

Prices for cartier tortue watches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $5,500 and can go as high as $131,875, while cartier tortue watches, on average, fetch $29,500.

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 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 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.

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. 

Modern-day timepieces are fashionable and functional. Watches have also 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. Bulgari’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 fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, many 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.

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