Tortue watch, XL, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding calibre 9601 MC. Case in rhodium-finish 18K white gold set with 56 baguette-cut diamonds totalling 4.79 carats and faceted crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond. Dial in rhodium-finish 18K white gold set with 108 baguette-cut diamonds totalling 8.1 carats. Apple-shaped hands in blued steel. Mineral crystal. Alligator-skin strap with double adjustable folding buckle in rhodium-finish 18K white gold. Case dimensions: 38 mm x 48 mm, thickness: 7.8 mm. Water-resistant to 30 metres/100 feet. Sapphire case back.
Pioneering designer Louis Cartier imagined a tortoise-inspired watch, the Tortue, in 1912. At a time when all watches were round, the groundbreaking design went on to earn the status of a classic. Cartier offers both ladies' and men's models in a full range of styles, available in gold, at times set or fully paved with diamonds.