Cartier Tonneau 2711

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It’s not often that we are left perplexed, but a Cartier Tonneau this bold we haven’t seen before! Sure, we’ve had our fair share of precious metal Cartiers. Diamonds all over the case and bracelet? Yep, those too. But this ladies’ Tonneau takes the cake. The 18k white-gold case measures 21 mm x 32 mm and is factory-set with diamonds all around the crystal. But, the absolute star of the show is the silvered dial with the oversized painted Roman ‘XII’ and ‘VI’ numerals. Roman numerals can give a watch a classic, sometimes even stuffy, look. On this dial, however, Cartier went with a calligraphy-like font reminiscent of Japanese Kanji characters. As a result, the watch takes on a slightly less serious and more playful look. To provide some contrast, we’ve paired the watch with a beautiful black woven silk and leather-lined Cartier strap on a lovely 18k white-gold Cartier folding clasp.


Cartier  Louis-François Cartier took over his master’s jewellery workshop in 1847. Over the years, his sons and grandsons inherited the family business and expanded the brand by opening shops in New York and London. King Edward VII of the United Kingdom granted Cartier a prestigious royal warrant in 1904, calling the brand “the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers.” Such was the renown of Cartier, that royal warrants soon rolled in from all over the world (among which, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Siam, Spain, Portugal, and Russia). While Cartier is known primarily for its jewellery, it also has a storied history in watchmaking. Cartier’s first foray in watchmaking came in 1888, offering exclusively ladies models. In 1904, Louis Cartier gave his friend and Brazilian aviation pioneer Santos Dumont a watch to wear during his flights. Until then, wrist watches were worn exclusively by women and men opted for the traditional pocket watch. The ‘Santos-Dumont’ was not only the first wristwatch geared towards men but also the first pilot’s watch!


Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.