Tortue watch, medium model, Manufacture manual winding mechanical movement, caliber 430 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: 39 mm x 31 mm. Case thickness: 8.6 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 meters/100 feet).
Pioneering designer Louis Cartier imagined the Tortue watch, a tortoise-inspired shape, in 1912. At a time when all watches were round, the groundbreaking design went on to become 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.