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Cartier Tonneau

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
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Jun 23, 2021 - Jul 1, 2021
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This dealer is from London, United Kingdom.
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Listing code 9EBUO1
Brand Cartier
Model Tonneau
Reference number Tonneau
Movement Manual winding
Case material Rose gold
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year of production 2020
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, London


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 1917 MC
Power reserve 38 h
Frequency 21600 A/h


Case material Rose gold
Case diameter 46.1 x 26.2 mm
Thickness 8.8 mm
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Dial Champagne
Dial numerals Roman numerals


Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Grey
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Rose Gold


Tempered blue hands, Only Original Parts


The Tonneau is a prime example of Cartier’s historic ability to create elegant, refined timepieces, while remaining faithful to its core design principles. The Tonneau watch was re-introduced by Cartier in 2019, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), in two differing case-metals: platinum and pink gold, with single and dual-time models available. Each bears its own vintage-inspired dial.


The Tonneau is Cartier’s second-oldest wristwatch, having been created in 1906 (two years after the first square Santos appeared). With its unmistakable DNA and Cartier’s timeless style, the reference's elongated case and elegant curves, quickly became a classic. Vintage executions of the Tonneau were made in extremely limited numbers, and examples that remain in original condition come up for public sale infrequently, making them as elusive, as they are attractive.

Over the lifetime of the brand, Cartier watches have come to embody a sense of refinement and understatement. As Cartier expert and scholar Harry Fane recounts in his interview with A Collected Man,

"I think that these wristwatches that Cartier made encapsulate everything that Louis Cartier was trying to say. He wanted something beautiful and elegant and those were the only two criteria he had. I think that he succeeded superbly."

Cased in rose gold, the Tonneau is similar in proportion to the Cartier Cintrée, measuring 46.1mm by 26.2mm. Curved and measuring just 8.8mm thick, the Tonneau serves as an elegant dress watch, fitting perfectly beneath the cuff. It hugs the wrist, in a way that is both supremely comfortable, yet distinctively elegant and characterful. The rose gold variant applies a finishing touch, in the form of a sapphire cabochon, set in the beaded crown. This particular watch comes on its original Cartier-signed, semi-matte, brown alligator strap, with matching rose gold tang buckle.

Beneath the curved mineral crystal, the dial is heavily inspired by vintage Cartier, with a lightly-grained, champagne dial, accented by tone-on-tone print on the minute track. The printed Roman numerals complete the dial, adding further tonal highlights. The overall restrained styling, combined with the slightly ornate Roman numerals, creates an elegant balance. Above the dial, the sword-hands are blued steel, adding a nice touch of contrast to the watch.


On the reverse, beneath a solid, satin-brushed case-back, the manually-wound Calibre 1917 MC is found, which beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour and offers a 38-hour power reserve.


The combination of an iconic, classic Cartier design, in the brand's most coveted metal, explains the appeal of this limited edition Tonneau. It is accompanied by its original box and guarantee card.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.

This Limited Edition Cartier Tonneau comes with its box and guarantee card. It is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with the remaining on the original warranty from the manufacture.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information.

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination.

Please note, that prices are quoted gross of VAT (unless expressly stated otherwise) and that preowned goods (in the United Kingdom) are subject to a marginal rate of VAT, which can not be reclaimed. For further information, please see here.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.


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