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Women's Cartier Watches

Founded in Paris in 1847, Cartier is the consummate French Jeweler, specializing in acutely modern, supremely elegant jewelry designs and some of the world’s most sought-after timepieces. Of these, the most legendary is Tank, a triumph of design that’s 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 vintage Cartier Tank watches will bear the hallmarks of the original: Roman numerals, sleek, sword- or spade-shaped hands and a blue cabochon sapphire winding crown.

Over the years, Cartier has introduced many iterations of Tank, with the classic rectangular face elongating or squaring off, the sleek, polished "chemin de fer" decorated with diamond pavé or the leather strap replaced by gleaming gold or stainless bracelet links.


Style Icons

The classic design has resonated with a number of stylish women, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Catherine Deneuve, Princess Diana, Charlotte Rampling, Jacqueline Bisset, and Angelina Jolie. The maison’s other horological style icons include Santos (named for Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont); Pasha (distinguished by a round face and four Arabic numerals); and Panthere (an homage to one of Cartier’s heritage motifs with a slinky, supple bracelet formed by overlapping, interwoven links).


Quick Facts

  • The Tank watch has had cameos in a number of stylish films, especially in the 1960s (e.g., "La Piscine" and "Let's Make Love")
  • Sir Elton John has worn Cartier watches throughout his career (and even wrote a song about the maison in 1980)
  • One of Cartier’s first-ever sales in America was that of a certain 45.52-carat blue diamond—the Hope Diamond

Recommended Items at Auction

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CARTIER PANTHERE 18K YELLOW GOLD WATCH
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
CARTIER PANTHERE 18K YELLOW GOLD WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$3,00015 Bids
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CARTIER TANK FRANCAISE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WATCH
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
CARTIER TANK FRANCAISE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$62015 Bids
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CARTIER SANTOS GALBEE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC LADIES WATCH
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
CARTIER SANTOS GALBEE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC LADIES WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$82013 Bids
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CARTIER LIMITED EDITION FOUNTAIN PEN WATCH
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
CARTIER LIMITED EDITION FOUNTAIN PEN WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$50012 Bids
Cartier Panthere Yellow-Gold and Stainless Steel Quartz Wristwatch L approx: 6 5/8 in
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
Cartier Panthere Yellow-Gold and Stainless Steel Quartz Wristwatch L approx: 6 5/8 in
by Weschler's
Est: $700- $900
$1,00012 Bids
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CARTIER PARIS, DAMEN-ARMBANDUHR
Dec 12, 10:00 AM CET
CARTIER PARIS, DAMEN-ARMBANDUHR
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF200- CHF300
CHF6007 Bids
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CARTIER 21 MUST DE CARTIER WOMENS WATCH
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
CARTIER 21 MUST DE CARTIER WOMENS WATCH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$4806 Bids
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A Cartier exaggerated gold wristwatch
Dec 07, 10:00 AM PST
A Cartier exaggerated gold wristwatch
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$6,0005 Bids
Panthere de Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
Panthere de Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
by Nye & Company
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$3,0004 Bids
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Cartier Gold and Diamond 'Panthère' Wristwatch, Ref. 887968
Dec 15, 12:00 PM EST
Cartier Gold and Diamond 'Panthère' Wristwatch, Ref. 887968
by Doyle New York
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$3,5004 Bids
Cartier Gold Vermeil Tank Watch
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
Cartier Gold Vermeil Tank Watch
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £100- £300
£904 Bids
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Cartier Stainless Steel and Gold 'Santos' Wristwatch
Dec 14, 12:00 PM EST
Cartier Stainless Steel and Gold 'Santos' Wristwatch
by Doyle New York
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$8003 Bids
CARTIER WOMAN'S WATCH
Dec 07, 10:00 AM PST
CARTIER WOMAN'S WATCH
by John Atzbach Antiques
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$6002 Bids
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Cartier Gold and Diamond 'Tank' Wristwatch
Dec 15, 12:00 PM EST
Cartier Gold and Diamond 'Tank' Wristwatch
by Doyle New York
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$2,2502 Bids
Cartier Santos-Demoiselle ref 2698 A stainless steel wristwatch, 2009
Dec 07, 6:00 PM AEDT
Cartier Santos-Demoiselle ref 2698 A stainless steel wristwatch, 2009
by Smith & Singer
Est: AUD1,000- AUD1,500
AUD1,0002 Bids
CARTIER TANK FRANCAISE DIAMOND BEZEL WATCH
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
CARTIER TANK FRANCAISE DIAMOND BEZEL WATCH
by Bering Auctions
Est: $15,000- $18,000
$1,0002 Bids
Cartier-Vintage-Tank-Armbanduhr
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CET
Cartier-Vintage-Tank-Armbanduhr
by Leo Spik
Est: €2,200- €2,640
€2,0002 Bids
A Cartier Automatic "Calibre" Two Toned, 42mm
Dec 08, 12:00 PM EST
A Cartier Automatic "Calibre" Two Toned, 42mm
by Alex Cooper
Est: $7,000- $9,000
$3,5002 Bids
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Cartier Santos, '90s
Dec 12, 4:00 PM CET
Cartier Santos, '90s
by Finarte
Est: €1,500- €3,000
€1,5001 Bid
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Cartier Gold and Diamond 'Mini Panthère' Wristwatch, Ref. 1131
Dec 15, 12:00 PM EST
Cartier Gold and Diamond 'Mini Panthère' Wristwatch, Ref. 1131
by Doyle New York
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$2,5001 Bid
CARTIER Ceinture.
Dec 11, 10:00 AM CET
CARTIER Ceinture.
by Osenat
Est: €2,000- €3,000
€2,0001 Bid
Cartier de Must Sterling Silver Tank Wristwatch
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
Cartier de Must Sterling Silver Tank Wristwatch
by Nye & Company
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$1,0001 Bid

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