The history of Cartier Tortue

Cartier Tortue watches

Released in 1912, the Cartier Tortue watch stands out because of its name and the unique shape of its case. Elegant and distinctive, it perfectly reflects Cartier's bold and original approach to watchmaking. It is recognized by:

  • its uniquely-curved case with elegant lines
  • its Art Deco dial featuring Roman numerals
  • its blued-steel sword-shaped hands (Cartier's iconic steel finish)
Out of fashion for a long time, the Tortue watch is regaining popularity thanks to larger models that will delight the most fashion conscious watch collectors.
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