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Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Tank Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Tank Ladies Watch - Quartz. 18K yellow gold with diamond case ( 21 x 28 mm
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

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
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 18K Rose Gold Captive WG600003 Ladies Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This Cartier Captive de Cartier 18K Rose Gold Diamond Bezel 50 mm Watch, reference number WG600003
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20th Century French Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier 18K Rose Gold Ronde Louis Ladies Watch 2889
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier 18K Rose Gold Ronde Louis Ladies Watch 2889 - Manual winding. 18K Rose Gold case (36 mm
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere 1070 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 22mm
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This Cartier Ladies Panthere wristwatch is a luxurious and elegant timepiece. Crafted in 18k yellow
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2010s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Francaise 2403 18K White Gold Ladies Watch Pre Loved
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Back of watch marked CARTIER WATER REISTANT 18K 136174 CD 2403. Purchased new. Single original
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Tank Francaise 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 2385 W50002N2
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Francaise 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 2385 W50002N2 - Quartz. 18k yellow gold case
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Vintage Cartier Paris Manual Wind Dial 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Cartier Paris 18k gold ladies watch with a Roman numeral dial and the classic Cartier style
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Vintage 1970s French Retro Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Rare & Unusual Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Tank Ladies Watch 8057
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare & Unusual Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Tank Ladies Watch 8057 - Quartz. Factory 18K yellow gold
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Stainless Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Automatic Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Brand: Cartier Series: Santos Case Diameter: 24 mm Bracelet: 18k yellow gold & stainless steel
Category

Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier 18K White Gold Panthere De Cartier 1925 Ref. 2476 28mm Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Adorn your wrist with the timeless elegance of the Cartier Panthère 1925 Belt Watch in 18K White
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20th Century French Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Captive de Cartier Ladies Watch in White Gold
By Cartier
Located in Lucerne, CH
Elegant Captive de Cartier Ladies watch in 18 karat white gold. Silver structured dial with black
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2010s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Santos Octagon 18k Gold and Steel Automatic Ladies Diamond Watch 2966
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Octagon 18K Gold and Steel Automatic Ladies Diamond Watch 2966. This watch has been
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Steel

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
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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 Tank Francaise Midsize 18k Yellow Gold Men's/Ladies Watch W50014N2
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize 18k Yellow Gold Men's/Ladies Watch W50014N2 - Quartz. 18k yellow
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier HPI00762 Panthere Divine Diamond Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Cartier HPI00762 Panthere Divine Rose Gold Diamond Ladies Watch Experience the mesmerizing beauty
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Santos Stainless Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies Watch W20012C4
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Stainless Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies Watch W20012C4 Please note: Cartier
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

1990 Cartier Tortue 18K Rose Gold Tonneau Ladies Watch W/ Original Box
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Pre-owned Cartier Tortue ladies wrist-watch in 18kt rose gold. Chic and slim 8.6mm thick case with
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1990s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Santos Stainless Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies Dress Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Stainless Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies Dress Watch W20012C4 This watch is
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Ladies Watch in 18k White Gold and Round Cut Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
18K white gold Cartier quartz movement wrist-watch with diamonds. This Watch features a caliber 687
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier 18K White Gold Captive 35mm Round Diamond Dial Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Elevate your wrist with the exquisite Cartier 18K White Gold Captive 35mm Diamond Dial Ref 3120
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20th Century French Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Tank 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Watch on Leather Band 2442 W1529856
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Watch on Leather Band 2442 W1529856 - Quartz. 18k yellow gold
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Le Cirque Animalier Coccinelles Diamond Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Indulge in luxury with the Cartier Le Cirque Animalier Coccinelles Ladies Watch. This exquisite
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21st Century and Contemporary French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Must De Trinity 18k Gold Diamond White Dial Quartz Ladies Watch 2357
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
-year Warranty. Brand: Cartier Type: Wristwatch Department: Women Model Number: Must De Trinity
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Baignoire 18K Yellow Gold with Three Row Diamonds Bezel Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Great Neck Plaza, NY
Cartier Baignoire 18K Yellow Gold with Three Row Diamonds Bezel Quartz Movement 22 x 33 mm case
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Early 2000s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

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
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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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D 0.2 in Dm 1.03 in L 0.79 in
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
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1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americane Mm Ladies 18k; Discontinued, circa 1990s
By Cartier
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: Cartier American Tank, MM Ladies 18K yellow gold watch measuring 20 x 35mm. The
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Early 2000s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americane Mm Ladies 18k; Discontinued, circa 1990s
Cartier Tank Americane Mm Ladies 18k; Discontinued, circa 1990s
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H 1.26 in W 0.79 in L 1.19 in
Cartier 1982 Diamonds and Yellow Gold Mechanical Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Paris, IDF
Cartier 1982 Diamonds and Yellow Gold Mechanical Watch. Model "Sonate" 1982, limited edition
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Vintage 1980s French Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Paris Classic Yellow Gold Ladies Mechanical Tank Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Paris Ladies Classic Tank Wrist Watch, 20 X 19 M.M 18K Yellow Gold 2 piece case
Category

1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Demoiselle 18K Rose Gold Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in Great Neck Plaza, NY
Cartier Santos Demoiselle Mini 18K Rose Gold Diamond Ladies Watch Crocodile strap 18K Rose Gold
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2010s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Santos DeMoiselle White Gold and Diamonds Ladies Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2020 Cartier Santos DeMoiselle Collection Ladies Wrist Watch, 20 X 18 M.M 18k White Gold 2
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2010s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Vendome Ladies Yellow Gold and Diamonds Mechanical Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Reference WN100207 Vendome Boutique Ladies Wrist watch, 26 X 25 M.M. 18k Yellow
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1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Trocadero Ladies Yellow Gold and Diamond Quartz Bracelet Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1987 Cartier Trocadero Ladies Wrist Watch, this model was a very limited offering also called
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Vintage 1980s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Colisée Ladies Watch with Diamond Bezel in Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in Berlin, DE
Cartier Tortue Ladies Watch with Diamond Bezel Reference: WB 021 HG Material: Yellow gold Movement
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1990s French Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Rose Gold Small Panther with Diamonds Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Rose Gold Small Panther With Diamonds Ladies Watch - Quartz. 18K Rose Gold with brilliant
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tortue Ladies Rose Gold Diamond Watch Ref 2645
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tortue Ladies Rose Gold Diamond Watch Ref 2645 - Manual winding. Rose Gold case with
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Onyx Extra Large Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Designer: Cartier Collection
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier 1970s Scarce Yellow Gold and Diamond Mechanical Ladies Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970s Cartier Ladies Wrist Watch, 30 X 21 M.M. 18k Yellow Gold 2 piece case with Cartier
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Vintage 1970s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Octagon Gold and Steel Ladies Self Winding Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1980s Cartier Santos Ladies Wrist Watch, 25 M.M. 3 Piece Stainless Steel case with 18k Yellow
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Vintage 1980s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Steel

Cartier "Tank Americaine" Ladies 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Signed Cartier "Tank Americaine" ladies 18 karat yellow gold watch with diamond bezel.
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Santos Ronde Chronograph Yellow Gold Ladies Watch Ref.: 1530
By Cartier
Located in Berlin, DE
Cartier Santos Ronde Chronograph in 18ct. yellow gold with a diamond bezel Reference: 1530 Material
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1990s French Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ladies Vintage Cartier Gondole Watch with Diamond Bezel in Leather Strap
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
sleek vintage timepiece for the seasoned watch enthusiast and collector. Specifics: ✔ Brand: Cartier
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1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Vintage Must de Cartier Gold Vermeil Burgundy Ladies Quartz Watch
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Must de Cartier Gold Vermeil Burgundy Ladies Quartz Watch - Quartz movement. 18k yellow
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Ladies 24mm Steel & Gold 2-Tone Watch 1567
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Ladies 24mm Steel & Gold 2-Tone Watch 1567 - Quartz. Stainless steel case with 18k
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Divan White Gold Diamond Ladies Dress Watch Ref. 2613
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An elegant Cartier Tank Divan Dress Watch Ref. 2613 in 18k White gold with Diamond-set Dial and
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

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

Cartier Tank Americaine (or American) Ladies WG Diamond Watch 2489
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Americaine (or American) Ladies WG Diamond Watch 2489 - Quartz movement. 18k white
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Panthere Vendome 24MM 166920 Three Row Yellow Gold & Steel Ladies Watch
By Cartier
Located in Houston, TX
Weight: 49.28 Grams Ladies 18K Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel Cartier Swiss made watch with original
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel

Cartier Tank Americaine Ref 2482 Ladies Yellow Gold and Diamond Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2000 Cartier Reference 2482 Ladies Tank Americaine Ladies Wrist Watch, 27 X 19 M.M 2 piece
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Early 2000s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ladies Yellow Gold Lanieres Quartz Watch with Original Box and Strap
By Cartier
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Cartier Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Lanieres MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Quartz DIAL
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2010s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ballon Bleu 2-Tone Midsize Men's/Ladies W6920047 Watch 3284
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Ballon Bleu 2-Tone Midsize Men's/Ladies W6920047 Watch 3284 - Automatic winding. Stainless
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Custom Ladies Cartier Santos Iced Out Two Tone Rose Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
watches free overnight insured shipping! watch runs perfect and serviced only by Cartier certified
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2010s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Cartier 'Tank Americaine' Ladies' Diamond Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Cartier Tank Américaine Diamond Watch - a true masterpiece of horological artistry
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21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Santos Dumont Ladies Rose Gold Quartz Watch Leather Band W2009251 2788
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Santos Ladies Dumont Quartz, 18k Rose Gold, W2009251 - Quartz. 18k rose gold square case
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2010s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Men's or Ladies 2-Tone Steel & Gold Watch W51006Q
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Men's or Ladies 2-Tone Steel & Gold Watch W51006Q4 - Quartz
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Ladies Diamond White Gold Pasha Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Pasha 30mm Diamond Watch in 18k White Gold. A classic Pasha® de Cartier watch featuring a
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Ladies Ballon Bleu 3009 W69007Z3 28mm 18K Gold Stainless Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 3009 Model: Ballon Bleu Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: 18K Yellow
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Cartier 6692 Ladies Panthere One Row 18K Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Box Paper
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 6692 Model: Panthere Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: 18K Yellow
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1990s Wrist Watches

Cartier Ref 3007 Ladies Ballon Bleu Diamond Dial 18K Rose Gold Box Paper
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: Ref 3007 Year: 2014 Model: Ballon Bleu Case Material: 18K Rose Gold
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2010s Wrist Watches

Cartier Ref 2977 Ladies Love Diamond Bezel 18K Rose Gold Leather Strap Box
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Diamond Bezel Dial: Silver Face: Sapphire Crystal Case Size: 18K Rose Gold Includes: -Cartier Box
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

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Ladies 18k Cartier Watch For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact ladies 18k cartier watch you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold — can elevate any look. Our collection of these items for sale includes 343 vintage editions and 273 modern creations to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect ladies 18k cartier watch among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. While most can agree that any ladies 18k cartier watch from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 141 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. See these pages for a round cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also brilliant cut cut and rose cut cut versions available here, too. Most of our ladies 18k cartier watch for sale are for women, but there are 99 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Ladies 18k Cartier Watch?

On average, a ladies 18k cartier watch at 1stDibs sells for $7,100, while they’re typically $895 on the low end and $95,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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.