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Men's Cartier Watches

Founded in Paris in 1847, Cartier is the consummate French Jeweler, specializing in acutely modern, supremely elegant jewelry designs (Love, Trinity and Juste un Clou to name a few) and some of the world’s most sought-after timepieces.

Cartier watches are the brainchild of Louis Cartier, son of founder Louis-Francois. The younger Cartier is said to have invented the wristwatch after Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont complained to him of the difficulty of reading the time on a pocket watch while flying a plane (a task that requires two hands). Thus, the Santos watch was born, a model that remains very much in demand when it comes to vintage Cartier watches.


Popular Styles

The most legendary of Cartier watches is of course the Tank, another Louis Cartier triumph of design, which has been a mainstay of the maison since 1917 (its shape is loosely based on the tracks of a World War I-era Renault tank).

Most collectible Tank watches bear the defining characteristics of the classic: a rectangular face with roman numerals, sleek, polished chemin-de-fer, sword- or spade-shaped hands and a blue cabochon sapphire winding crown. With its round face and four Arabic numerals, Pasha debuted in the 1980s and also stands out among Cartier’s must-have horological style icons.


Quick Facts

  • French watchmaker Edmond Jaeger (of Jaeger-LeCoultre fame) produced the movements for Cartier’s watches in the early to mid 1900s
  • Warren Beatty wore a Tank for photographs and interviews while promoting the film "Bonnie & Clyde" (1968)
  • In 1981, the maison decried the rampant counterfeiting of its goods by publicly destroying hundreds of fake Cartier watches via steamroller

Recommended Items at Auction

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CARTIER MUST 21 CHRONOSCAPH MEN'S WATCH
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
CARTIER MUST 21 CHRONOSCAPH MEN'S WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1,25014 Bids
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CARTIER TANK FRANCOISE CHRONOFLEX STAINLESS STEEL MEN'S QUARTZ WATCH 2303
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
CARTIER TANK FRANCOISE CHRONOFLEX STAINLESS STEEL MEN'S QUARTZ WATCH 2303
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1,25013 Bids
CARTIER SANTOS GALBEE 2423 AUTOMATIC STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
Dec 14, 10:00 AM EST
CARTIER SANTOS GALBEE 2423 AUTOMATIC STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
by Potomack Company
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$8003 Bids
Armbanduhr "Tank Solo", Cartier.
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CET
Armbanduhr "Tank Solo", Cartier.
by Dannenberg
Est: €500- €600
€5001 Bid
Cartier men's 18k gold Santos Cougar watch
Dec 07, 11:00 AM EST
Cartier men's 18k gold Santos Cougar watch
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$2,5001 Bid
CARTIER Santos Vers 1970
Dec 12, 6:30 PM CET
CARTIER Santos Vers 1970
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €1,000- €1,500
€1,0001 Bid
Must de Cartier 21 man's watch with reference No 1…
Dec 11, 11:00 AM AEDT
Must de Cartier 21 man's watch with reference No 1…
by Amanda Addams Auctions
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD3001 Bid
CARTIER Pasha Cherry.
Dec 11, 10:00 AM CET
CARTIER Pasha Cherry.
by Osenat
Est: €2,500- €3,500
€2,4000 Bids
CARTIER Chronograph 21 ref. no. 2424 for men with steel and rubber case and bracelet.
Dec 15, 5:00 PM CET
CARTIER Chronograph 21 ref. no. 2424 for men with steel and rubber case and bracelet.
by Subastas Segre
Est: €0- €0
€1,8000 Bids
Cartier Chronoscaph Wristwatch Men
Dec 08, 3:00 PM UYT
Cartier Chronoscaph Wristwatch Men
by Zorrilla Subastas
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$1,4000 Bids
Custom Cartier Santos 100 Large Size with 18.60 cttw Di
Dec 06, 12:00 AM PST
Custom Cartier Santos 100 Large Size with 18.60 cttw Di
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $30,000- $35,000
$5,0000 Bids
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Cartier Pasha 1989, '90s
Dec 12, 4:00 PM CET
Cartier Pasha 1989, '90s
by Finarte
Est: €2,000- €4,000
€2,0000 Bids
CARTIER Tank Américaine Vers 2000
Dec 12, 6:30 PM CET
CARTIER Tank Américaine Vers 2000
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €5,000- €7,000
€5,0000 Bids
Custom Cartier Santos 100 Large Size with 18.60 cttw Di
Dec 08, 12:00 AM PST
Custom Cartier Santos 100 Large Size with 18.60 cttw Di
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $30,000- $35,000
$5,0000 Bids
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PASHA DE CARTIER CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT WATCH
Dec 11, 11:00 AM CST
PASHA DE CARTIER CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT WATCH
by Lewis & Maese Auction Company
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,2000 Bids
CARTIER Santos.
Dec 11, 2:00 PM CET
CARTIER Santos.
by Osenat
Est: €2,000- €3,000
€2,0000 Bids
Cartir Pasha steel watch With box and documentation
Dec 15, 5:00 PM CET
Cartir Pasha steel watch With box and documentation
by Subastas Segre
Est: €0- €0
€3,0000 Bids
CARTIER Roadster ref. 2524 for men with 18K gold case and bracelet.
Dec 15, 5:00 PM CET
CARTIER Roadster ref. 2524 for men with 18K gold case and bracelet.
by Subastas Segre
Est: €0- €0
€12,0000 Bids
CARTIER Automatic, Divan, Ref. 2603, movement no. 381A, case n° 267077CE, made in the 2000s
Dec 11, 2:00 PM CET
CARTIER Automatic, Divan, Ref. 2603, movement no. 381A, case n° 267077CE, made in the 2000s
by ICONEEK Vintage and Modern Watches
Est: CHF4,000- CHF6,000
CHF4,0000 Bids
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Two wristwatches
Dec 07, 10:00 AM PST
Two wristwatches
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $500- $700
$3750 Bids
CARTIER mod. Panthere ref. 187949 cadet model in steel and gold.
Dec 15, 5:00 PM CET
CARTIER mod. Panthere ref. 187949 cadet model in steel and gold.
by Subastas Segre
Est: €0- €0
€1,8000 Bids
CARTIER Pasha Chronograph, quartz, Ref. 0960 1, case no. CC182517, circa 1998
Dec 11, 2:00 PM CET
CARTIER Pasha Chronograph, quartz, Ref. 0960 1, case no. CC182517, circa 1998
by ICONEEK Vintage and Modern Watches
Est: CHF4,500- CHF6,500
CHF4,5000 Bids
A STAINLESS STEEL CARTIER 21 AUTOSCAPH WRISTWATCH
Dec 12, 2:00 PM CET
A STAINLESS STEEL CARTIER 21 AUTOSCAPH WRISTWATCH
by AAG Auctioneers
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€1,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Cartier Watches


HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo

HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo

Subastas Segre

Subastas Segre

AAG Auctioneers

AAG Auctioneers

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com