Cartier is a century old brand that has become synonymous with high quality precision watch making. The French brand has created some of the most memorable watch collections that have greatly appreciated in value and have, in time, become a popular icon, represented and mentioned in movies, music and literature. Louis Cartier, the man behind this legendary brand is famed for being one of the pioneers of the wristwatch. While Cartier didn’t invent the wristwatch as many people erroneously consider, the brand did play a huge part in its success, popularizing it throughout the world with the help of its amazing technology and design.
The Cartier Tortue XXL is a stunning new addition to the Cartier collection of watches. This beautiful watch boasts a traditional Cartier design as well as a unique dial which adds a note of modernism, distinction and class to this beautiful timepiece.
The Tortue XXL boasts a mechanical movement with automatic winding, making it extremely durable and reliable, as well as a giving it a timeless quality which will only make it grow in value over time. The case is made from 18 karat white gold which also comes with an octagonal crown bejeweled with a sapphire. The case is quite elegant; combining the very best of the traditional Cartier design with a durable exterior that will ensure your watch will look spotless for years to come.
The watch also impresses through its traditional guilloche dial, one of the brand’s trademarks. Other details such as the openwork grid give the watch a pleasant sense of depth and sophistication while the silver detailing has a sunray effect to give even more detail. Other elements of the watch face are the black Roman numerals and the blue ocean map which in combination with the silvered dial creates the most visible element which is an opened plan map of the world.
The Tortue also comes with a black alligator leather strap and an adjustable folding buckle which is made from the same 18 karat white gold of the watch case. Among the watch’s many functions you will find a time zone complication with a specially designed cities disk which indicates time according to the summer, winter time or day and night reference.
The watch is 45 mm in diameter with a total of 287 parts 27 of which are jewels. It is water resistant for up to 100 feet or 30 meters and has a sapphire crystal and case back for extra durability and protection.