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A LADY'S QUARTZ 18K GOLD AND DIAMOND WRISTWATCH, BY CARTIER
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A LADY'S QUARTZ 18K GOLD AND DIAMOND WRISTWATCH, BY CARTIER

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A LADY'S QUARTZ 18K GOLD AND DIAMOND WRISTWATCH, BY CARTIER
With quartz movement cream textured dial with gold applied Roman and dot numerals and hands, the tonneau-shaped case with diamond-set bezel, extended lugs, diamond-set crown, together with an 18K gold Cartier grain of rice bracelet with deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed, 16.0 cm total length
Signed Cartier, model: Tortue, case no. 8660360597, circa 1985
The tonneau-shaped "tortue a pattes" or "turtle on legs" wristwatch was designed by Cartier around 1910. The shape of the case was made to resemble a turtle, a very popular animal during this era and symbol of good fortune and longevity in many civilisations.
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