Tonneau watch, small modelManual, white gold, diamonds
Created in 1906, the Tonneau watch is shaped like parentheses opening on a curved oblong flinqué dial. Seemingly simple in appearance, the contours of the watch dictate the form of the movement in a feat of technical prowess. The Roman numerals, as well as the sapphire cabochon set in the winding crown, are forerunners of the signature Cartier watchmaking style.
HISTORY AND STORIES: CARTIER, A PIONNER IN MODERN WATCHMAKING
Case in 18K white gold set with round-cut diamonds, 18K white gold circular-grained crown decorated with a diamond, mineral crystal, silvered sunray effect dial, Roman numerals, sword-shaped blued-steel hands, fabric strap, 18K gold adjustable deployant buckle, mechanical movement with manual winding, Cartier caliber 8970 MC, water resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet.
Case dimensions: 39.2x21 mm, 7.52 mm thick.