Cartier Tonneau 2791

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The Tonneau has become one of our favourite Cartier watches. In our opinion it's just a portrayal of an elevated style. This Cartier Tonneau dates back to 2010, so it is quite a young specimen as this model has been around for more than a century. The case has the dimensions of 21 mm x 32 mm and wears very elegant thanks to the slim, curvy shape that fits neatly to the wrist. This 18k rose-gold example is very special as the bezel has factory-set diamonds. In our opinion, Cartier has the most beautiful diamond-setting of all watch brands. Because this watch has been decorated with diamonds the crown has a diamond too instead of a sapphire, which is just another cool detail. The silver dial has the classic configuration with large, black painted Roman numerals. The watch runs on a mechanical movement.

Introduction

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 jeweler 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 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!

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