Cartier Tonneau 2458 B

Louis Cartier, obsessed with design, has always been thriving in the genre of creating revolutionary and influential styles.
Cartier, founded in 1847 in Paris, started making watches in the beginning of the 20th century. The second-oldest model, introduced in 1906, was the Tonneau, which is the French word for barrel or ton. Its design, the combination between a round- and square-shaped case, was (and still is!) remarkable and broke free from the traditional designs of that era. Furhtermore, the curvy, elongated shape, the large Roman numerals and the elegant leather strap have proved to be resilient as the watch’s design has not been altered since its introduction. From the beginning, the Tonneau has been a watch meant for an exclusive part of the Parisian brand’s clientele, since only a minority could appreciate such an extraordinary design. It was ahead of its time!
Nowadays, this timepiece is a true classic. It changed the entire watch industry and created a new style of watch case designs. Therefore, the Tonneau has a prominent place in Cartier’s collection and is highly appreciated by watch aficionados all over the world. It is no wonder that we are thrilled to have this luxury timepiece in our collection.
This beautiful handwinder dates back to 2000, so it is quite a young specimen as this model has been around for more than a century. The 18k rose-gold case, which houses a caliber 78, has the dimensions of 26mm x 39mm, which appears quite large but wears very elegant thanks to the slim, curvy shape that fits neatly to the wrist. The 18k rose-gold bezel makes this reference 2458 B stand out even more. The dial of this example, which is protected by a sapphire crystal, is typically Cartier; white with large, Black Roman numerals and blue hands. On the dial, below the 12-hour marker, the word ‘Paris’ is displayed right below the brandname ‘Cartier’. Right under the 6-hour position the dial says ‘Made in France’. The watch comes on an original Cartier dark-blue alligator strap.
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