Tortue Perpetual Calendar watch, XXL, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding 9422 MC. 18K white gold case, beaded crown set with a sapphire cabochon, slate-colored openwork guilloché dial, silvered openwork satin-brushed grid with sunray effect and black transferred Roman numerals, slate-colored satin-brushed flange, snailed counter, blued-steel apple-shaped hour and minute hands. Black alligator-skin strap with double adjustable 18K white gold folding buckle. Perpetual calendar complication with days indicated by a retrograde hand, month and leap year indicated in a counter at 12 o'clock. Individually numbered movement comprised of 293 parts including 33 jewels. Movement diameter: 32 mm, movement thickness: 5.88 mm, balance: 28,800 vibrations/hour, power reserve approx. 52 hours. Sapphire case back. Case thickness: 16.8 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (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.