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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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Heavy 18k Gold Cartier Roadster Tronzo Mens Watch Box Papers
Jun 15, 12:00 PM EDT
Heavy 18k Gold Cartier Roadster Tronzo Mens Watch Box Papers
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $10,000- $15,000
$3,40014 Bids
PASHA DE CARTIER 35MM STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH
Jun 15, 10:00 AM EDT
PASHA DE CARTIER 35MM STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$65012 Bids
Cartier Pasha 18k Gold SS Automatic Mens Wrist Watch Box Papers
Jun 15, 12:00 PM EDT
Cartier Pasha 18k Gold SS Automatic Mens Wrist Watch Box Papers
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$2,0007 Bids
Herrenarmbandchronographe "Pasha de Cartier" mit Mondphase und ewigem Kalender.
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CEST
Herrenarmbandchronographe "Pasha de Cartier" mit Mondphase und ewigem Kalender.
by Dannenberg
Est: €1,000- €1,200
€1,1002 Bids
Carter, classic, large 'Santos', 1990.
Jun 17, 2:00 PM CEST
Carter, classic, large 'Santos', 1990.
by Koller Auctions
Est: CHF5,000- CHF10,000
CHF5,5002 Bids
OROLOGIO
Jun 20, 3:00 PM CEST
OROLOGIO
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €1,200- €1,400
€1,2001 Bid
Horlogerie CARTIER
Jun 18, 6:30 PM CEST
Horlogerie CARTIER
by Vanderkindere
Est: €2,500- €3,500
€2,0001 Bid
Cartier-Herrenarmbanduhr
Jun 15, 11:00 AM CEST
Cartier-Herrenarmbanduhr
by Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG
Est: €1,200- €1,400
€1,2001 Bid
OROLOGIO
Jun 20, 3:00 PM CEST
OROLOGIO
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €600- €700
€6001 Bid
CARTIER Chronoscaph 21 men's wristwatch.
Jun 18, 2:00 PM CEST
CARTIER Chronoscaph 21 men's wristwatch.
by Setdart Auction House
Est: €2,000- €2,200
€1,3000 Bids
CARTIER Pasha de Cartier, Seatimer, Ref. 3066, case no. 14387MX, circa 2010
Jun 14, 3:00 PM CEST
CARTIER Pasha de Cartier, Seatimer, Ref. 3066, case no. 14387MX, circa 2010
by ICONEEK
Est: CHF10,000- CHF20,000
CHF10,0000 Bids
CARTIER Watch CARTIER Pash Chronographe Automatic 38 mm. Ref. 2113 Number 4818XXCD.
Jun 18, 2:00 PM CEST
CARTIER Watch CARTIER Pash Chronographe Automatic 38 mm. Ref. 2113 Number 4818XXCD.
by Setdart Auction House
Est: €4,000- €4,500
€3,0000 Bids
CARTIER MUST DE, SCATOLA E GARANZIA, ANNI '90 - CARTIER MUST DE, BOX AND GUARANTEE, 90s
Jun 18, 11:00 AM CEST
CARTIER MUST DE, SCATOLA E GARANZIA, ANNI '90 - CARTIER MUST DE, BOX AND GUARANTEE, 90s
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €1,000- €1,200
€8000 Bids
CARTIER CEINTURE IN ORO, ANNI '70 - CARTIER CEINTURE IN GOLD, 70s
Jun 18, 11:00 AM CEST
CARTIER CEINTURE IN ORO, ANNI '70 - CARTIER CEINTURE IN GOLD, 70s
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €1,600- €1,800
€1,4000 Bids
Cartier Pasha, Men's Hand Watch, 2010
Jun 25, 7:00 PM EEST
Cartier Pasha, Men's Hand Watch, 2010
by A10 by Artmark
Est: €0- €0
€2,5000 Bids
Cartier Pasha Chronograph Watch, Handheld, Unisex, Cca. 1990
Jun 25, 7:00 PM EEST
Cartier Pasha Chronograph Watch, Handheld, Unisex, Cca. 1990
by A10 by Artmark
Est: €0- €0
€2,0000 Bids
OROLOGIO
Jun 20, 3:00 PM CEST
OROLOGIO
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €100- €150
€1000 Bids
Cartier Pasha Gran Data ref 2475 steel, white dial with date window at six o'clock and automatic winding
Jun 20, 3:00 PM CEST
Cartier Pasha Gran Data ref 2475 steel, white dial with date window at six o'clock and automatic winding
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,5000 Bids
Cartier Pasha ref 2324 steel with automatic winding, gunmetal silver dial
Jun 20, 3:00 PM CEST
Cartier Pasha ref 2324 steel with automatic winding, gunmetal silver dial
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,5000 Bids
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Cartier Santos WSSA0029 Ref 4075 Medium Stainless Steel Box Paper
Jun 18, 2:00 PM EDT
Cartier Santos WSSA0029 Ref 4075 Medium Stainless Steel Box Paper
by Activity Auctions
Est: $10,000- $12,000
$6,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Cartier Watches


Cambi Casa d'Aste

Cambi Casa d'Aste

Activity Auctions

Activity Auctions

Setdart Auction House

Setdart Auction House

Aste Bolaffi

Aste Bolaffi