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Throwback Thursday: 1920’s Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir

Throwback Thursday: 1920’s Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir

Cartier has a very rich watchmaking history. The majority of the watches that they made, especially in the earlier years of La Maison, have always been remarkably uncomplicated. It was their refined case shapes, matched with classic, elegant dials that were the focus. But there are exceptions to this, like this Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir from 1929. READ MORE

Carmelo Anthony Watch of the Day: Cartier Tortue

Carmelo Anthony Watch of the Day: Cartier Tortue

Like many luxury watches this year, the Cartier Tortue has been slimmed down. The new extra-flat version has been reduced in thickness, and the domed case has been replaced by a flatter, more elongated version. The Tortue, originally launched in 1912, has a case design inspired by the outline of a tortoise. It is one of the brand’s iconic “shaped watches” along with the Tonneau, the Baignoire and the Crash. The new Tortue retains the classic Roman numerals, sword-shaped hands, rail-track index and guilloché dial of Cartier’s signature design codes. The movement is the manual wound Caliber 430MC, and the READ MORE

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