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CARTIER Watch Crown Decor 925 sterling silver blue stone cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CARTIER Watch Crown Decor 925 sterling silver blue stone cufflinks Reference: YIKK/A00047 Brand
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Other

Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Watch
By Cartier
Located in Indianapolis, IN
The Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Watch in stainless steel is a timeless and sophisticated
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Américaine Watch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
The Tank Américaine watch was first launched in 1989. This is a small model with quartz movement
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Cartier Drive De Cartier Rose Gold Watch WGN0005
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
dial, with blued steel sword shaped hands and Cartier’s own hidden signature at VII. The watch is
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Drive De Cartier Rose Gold Watch WGN0005
Cartier Drive De Cartier Rose Gold Watch WGN0005
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Dm 1.62 in L 7.09 in
Cartier Tank Watch, circa 1980s
By Cartier
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
A beautiful Cartier tank watch ca' 1980's. Gold plated 925 sterling case with manual movement and
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Citrine

Cartier Tank Watch, circa 1980s
Cartier Tank Watch, circa 1980s
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H 1.21 in W 0.93 in
Cartier Solo Tank Watch 2011
By Cartier
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
CARTIER Solo Tank Watch Supplied with its carrying case Black crocodile strap. CIRCA 2011 WATER
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Quartz, Sapphire

Cartier Solo Tank Watch 2011
Cartier Solo Tank Watch 2011
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Dm 1.07 in
Cartier Panthere Gold Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold Panthere lady's watch by Cartier. Case measures 23mm in diameter excl crown, bezel
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Cartier TANK MUST WATCH RED
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Tank Must watch, large model, quartz movement. Steel case, beaded crown set with a synthetic
Category

2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Must de Cartier Vendome Vermeil Large Quartz Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1980s Cartier, Must de Cartier Vendome Wrist Watch, 30 M.M. Vermeil ( Gold plate on .925
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Vermeil, Sterling Silver

Cartier Cartier 21 Must de Cartier 9011 Gold Plated Steel Leather 31mm Watch
By Cartier
Located in Toronto, CA
Brand: Cartier Model: Cartier 21 Must de Cartier Reference Number: 9011 Country Of Manufacture
Category

1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos De Cartier Custom Diamond Stainless Steel Watch WSSA0018
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos De Cartier Custom Diamond Stainless Steel Watch Pave Black Roman Numeral Dial
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Ronde Louis Diamond Bezel Watch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
watch is fitted with a sapphire glass, a manual winding movement and a Cartier black leather strap
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

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

Cartier Watch. Must de Cartier Vendome Round Argent Vermeil 24mm Dial.
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Must de Cartier 24mm Vendome Gold and White Roman Dial. Sapphire
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Sterling Silver, Vermeil

Cartier Slide Watch with 18k Yellow Gold-Hidden Watch Face
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
CARTIER Slide Watch w/ 18K Yellow Gold & Hidden Watch Face The joy of wearing a piece of art on
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Baignoire pink Gold Diamond Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in London, England
Cartier Baignoire XL pink Gold Diamond Ladies Watch. CARTIER Baignoire Watch18K rose Gold, pink mat
Category

2010s French Art Nouveau Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Baignoire pink Gold Diamond Ladies Watch
Cartier Baignoire pink Gold Diamond Ladies Watch
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H 17.33 in W 13.39 in
Cartier Santos De Cartier Medium Custom Diamond Stainless Steel Watch WSSA0029
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos De Cartier Medium WSSA0029 Custom Diamond Stainless Steel Watch White Roman Dial
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

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

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Chronograph Two Tone Custom Diamond Watch W2SA0008
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos De Cartier Chronograph Two Tone Custom Diamond Watch W2SA0008 Santos watch, extra
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

18KWG Cartier Diamond Face Tank Américaine Watch
By Cartier
Located in Seattle, WA
An iconic Cartier "Tank Américaine" women's watch in 18K white gold. Featuring 1.00ctw G-H/VS1-2
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Paris Yellow Gold Lady's Classic Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Classic 18k gold oval case lady's watch by Cartier Paris. Case measures 30mm x 22mm excl. crown
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20th Century French Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Watch. Must de Cartier LARGE Vendome Round Argent Vermeil 30mm Dial.
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Must de Cartier 30mm Vendome Gold and White Roman Dial. Sapphire
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Vermeil, Sterling Silver

Genuine Cartier Watch. Must de Cartier Vendome Round Argent Vermeil Trinity Face
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Must de Cartier Vendome Trinity Tricolor Face. White, Gold and
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Vermeil, Sterling Silver

Genuine Cartier Watch. Must de Cartier Vendome Round Argent Vermeil White Face
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Must de Cartier Vendome Cream White dial. Sapphire Cabochon Crown
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Vermeil, Sterling Silver

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

2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Panther Yellow Gold Jumbo Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2000 Cartier Panther collection Wrist Watch, 29 x 29 M.M. 18k Yellow Gold 3 piece case
Category

Early 2000s French Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Must de Cartier Vendome DIAMOND Watch. ARGENT Cartier 925 Vermeil Quartz
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
(Vermeil). Wonderful iconic dome sapphire crown. This is one of the rare Cartier watches. The face is set
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Vermeil

Cartier Rare Vendome Drivers White Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A rare ladies Vendome Drivers 32mm wristwatch crafted in white gold by Cartier. Featuring a silver
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Rare Vendome Drivers White Gold Watch
Cartier Rare Vendome Drivers White Gold Watch
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Dm 1.26 in L 6.5 in
2023 Cartier Santos De Cartier Watch Large 18K Solid Gold WGSA0029 BNP
By Cartier
Located in Tustin, CA
We are pleased to offer this Brand New Unworn Cartier Santos De Cartier Watch. The watch was dated
Category

2010s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch Large Model WSSA0022
By Cartier
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-1817 Brand Cartier Model No. WSSA0022 Retail Price £4,000incl. VAT / $4,200 / €4 500 incl
Category

2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch Large Model WSSA0022
Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch Large Model WSSA0022
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H 1.72 in W 1.24 in Dm 0.29 in
Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch Small Model W2SA0012
By Cartier
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-1816 Brand Cartier Model No. W2SA0012 Retail Price £5,400 incl. VAT / $5,600 / €6 100 incl
Category

2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch Small Model W2SA0012
Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch Small Model W2SA0012
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H 1.38 in W 1.09 in Dm 0.29 in
Cartier Santos De Cartier Skeleton Custom Diamond Two Tone Yellow Watch WHSA0019
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos De Cartier Skeleton Custom Diamond Two Tone Yellow Watch WHSA0019 Santos Skeleton
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Watch with Diamond Bezel White Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamond Bezel Factory White Roman Numeral
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Watch with Diamond Bezel Blue Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamond Bezel, Blue Roman Numeral Dial
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Stainless Steel Watch with Diamond Bezel Blue Dial
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Large Stainless Steel Watch with Custom Diamond Bezel Factory Blue Roman Numeral
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier Calibre de Cartier 42mm Stainless Date Dial Men's Watch 3389 / W7100015
By Cartier
Located in Aventura, FL
Calibre De Cartier White Dial Steel Automatic Mens Watch W7100015 Papers. Automatic self-winding
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu 46mm Platinum Men's Watch W6920059
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Ballon Bleu 46mm Platinum Men's Watch W6920059 - Manual winding. Platinum Fluted Crown Set
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere De Cartier Watch in 18k Yellow Gold with Custom Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Cartier Collection: Panthere de Cartier Size: Medium Model Movement: Quartz Case Size
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Watch. Must de Cartier Vendome Round Argent Vermeil Blue Night sky Dial.
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Must de Cartier Vendome Blue Night Sky Mystery Dial. Sapphire
Category

1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Vermeil, Sterling Silver

Cartier Tank Americaine Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in Westport, CT
An authentic 18K yellow gold Cartier Tank Americane watch (model #: 2482) with an original diamond
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos XL Chrono Yellow Gold & Steel Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Introducing the Cartier Santos XL watch - the ultimate combination of luxury and functionality
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu W69012Z4 42mm Stainless Steel Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
The Cartier Ballon Bleu stainless steel watch is a timeless masterpiece. With its sleek, round
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos De Cartier Large Blue Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch WSSA0030
By Cartier
Located in Aventura, FL
Santos watch, large model, mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. Steel case
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Cougar Yellow Gold Large Quartz Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Cougar Wrist Watch, 34 M.M. 18K Yellow Gold 3 Piece Water Resistant case, Quartz
Category

1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Chronoscaph Cream Women's Rubber Strap Watch, 2996
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Chronoscaph 2996 Ladies Steel Chronograph Date 32MM Quartz Watch Movement Quartz Clasp
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Unique Vintage circa 1920s Cloche "Bell" Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
. The watch runs perfectly. Rare vintage Cartier watches are in huge demand today and selling for
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Vintage 1920s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Cartier Tortue Diamond Set Yellow Gold Watch 2643
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Tortue wristwatch in yellow gold by Cartier. Features a silver dial with Roman numerals, sword
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ballon Bleu De Guilloche Dial Automatic Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
New Cartier Watch with Box and Papers. Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch REF.: W2BB0004 PRODUCT
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos 100 Men's Watch W20121U2 Stainless Steel Watch with Black Rubber
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
meters / 330 feet. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds. Cartier Santos 100 Men's Watch W20121U2.
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Francaise Aftermarket Diamond Bezel Watch 2384
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
CARTIER TANK FRANCAISE AFTERMARKET DIAMOND BEZEL WATCH 2384. Mint condition Movement: Quartz
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Cartier 2529 Pasha de Cartier Diamond Grill Automatic Watch 18 Karat in Stock
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Cartier Style: Pasha de Cartier 2529 Case Material: 18k White Gold Case Diameter: 32mm Case
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold, White Gold

Cartier Must De Cartier 21 Mid Size Steel and Gold accent Quartz Wrist watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier, Must De Cartier 21 Mid Size Wrist watch, 31 M.M Stainless Steel 2 piece case
Category

1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier 'Tank Francaise' White Gold 18K Diamond Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier Tank Francaise White Gold 18K and Diamond Ladies Watch Authentic Cartier Tank Francaise
Category

Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Baignoire Large 18K Yellow Gold Watch WB520022 3031
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Baignoire Large 18K Yellow Gold Watch WB520022 3031 - Manual winding. 18K Yellow gold with
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Vintage Yellow Gold Iconic Tank Mechanical Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970s Cartier Classic Tank Wrist Watch, 23 X 22 M.M 18k Yellow Gold 2 Piece case, 17 Jewel
Category

Vintage 1970s French Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ronde Solo 36 MM steel Quartz Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2015 Cartier Ronde Solo Wrist Watch, 36 M.M 2 Piece stainless steel water resistant case
Category

2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Cartier Santos Dumont 18k Rose Gold Watch W2006951
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Numeral -Scratch resistant sapphire crystal -Sword shaped oxidized steel hands -Circular grained crown set
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Panther Yellow Gold and Diamond Ladies Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier Panthere collection Ladies Wrist Watch, 24 M.M. 2 piece case with Diamond set
Category

1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Baignoire Mini 18K Yellow Gold Bangle Watch 17
By Cartier
Located in Jersey City, NJ
precise quartz movement. The reinterpreted Cartier Baignoire combines minimalist design with a simple
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Cougar Ladies Watch 18 Karat Yellow Gold 887921
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier Cougar ladies watch in 18 karat yellow gold 887921, circa 1990. This elegant wrist watch
Category

1990s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Cougar Ladies Watch 18 Karat Yellow Gold 887921
Cartier Cougar Ladies Watch 18 Karat Yellow Gold 887921
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Cartier Watch Crown For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact cartier watch crown you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of gold, steel and 18k gold, this item was constructed with great care. Find an antique version now, or shop for 1774 vintage or 3589 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Making the right choice when shopping for a cartier watch crown may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. A cartier watch crown can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 431 diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also cabochon and brilliant cut versions for sale. When shopping for a cartier watch crown, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or men today than there are for women.

How Much is a Cartier Watch Crown?

The price for a cartier watch crown starts at $0 and tops out at $451,889 with these watches, on average, selling for $5,156.

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.

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Finding the Right wrist-watches for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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