Cartier Tonneau 2435B

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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 reference 2435B dates back to the '90s, so it is quite a young specimen as this model has been around for more than a century. The case has the dimensions of 26 mm x 39 mm, which appears quite large but wears very elegant thanks to the slim, curvy shape that fits neatly to the wrist. This example is very special as it is executed in platinum. 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 alligator-leather strap from Cartier in burgundy.

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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