Tortue watch, small model, mechanical Manufacture movement with manual winding, caliber 8970 MC. Case in 18K rhodium-finish white gold, octagonal crown set with a faceted sapphire, silvered guilloché dial with sunray effect, sword-shaped hands in blued steel, strap in black alligator skin, ardillon buckle in 18K rhodium-finish white gold, water-resistant to 30 meters. Case dimensions: 30 mm x 24 mm, thickness: 7.3 mm.
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.