Tortue watch, small model, Manufacture manual winding mechanical movement, caliber 8970 MC. Case in 18K rhodium-finish white 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 fuchsia-pink alligator skin. Case dimensions: 30 mm x 24 mm. Case thickness: 7.3 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.