Tortue watch, small model, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 8970 MC. Case in 18K pink gold, length: 30 mm, width: 24 mm, thickness: 7.3 mm, octagonal crown set with a faceted sapphire, silvered guilloché dial with sunray effect, sword-shaped hands in blued steel, strap in brown alligator skin, ardillon buckle in 18K pink gold, water-resistant to 3 bar (~30 metres).
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.