Tortue watch, small model, Manufacture manual winding mechanical movement, caliber 8970 MC. Case in 18K pink gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds, octagonal crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond. Silvered sunray effect flinqué dial. Sword-shaped hands in blued steel. Mineral glass. Strap in shiny Bordeaux alligator skin, adjustable folding buckle in 18K pink gold. Case dimensions: 30 mm x 24 mm. Case thickness: 7.3 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 metres/100 feet).
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.