PRE-SIHH 2014: Cartier Tortue watch - the rebirth of a legend

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    Picture PRE-SIHH 2014: Cartier Tortue watch - the rebirth of a legend

    The Tortue is a supreme example of a shaped watch.

    With its creativity inspired by the shell of a tortoise, it has always held a special place in the Cartier repertoire of watches.

    Now its ageless classicism has new character and energy, refreshed with a touch of femininity

    • An unmistakeable name, A famous shape

    Created in 1912, the Tortue watch was an immediate and spectacular success and very quickly became one of Cartier’s most desirable models. With the boldness of its name and the creative design of its case, it fits naturally into the great tradition of Cartier shaped watches, along side the Tonneau watch, the Baignoire watch and the Crash watch. This is a heritage with timeless appeal that today’s Tortue reinterprets with feminine charm.

    • Lightness in every curve

    Its taut lines, extra-thin profile, generously sized dial, essential shape and impeccable elegance are a lesson in style. The delicate curves of this new, ultra-feminine generation of the Tortue make it one of the most quintessentially Cartier watches. Everything contributes to the masterful lightness of this watch. It has moved on from the past to embrace new style ideas: the domed case of the original Tortue model has been replaced by the harmonised tension of flat, refined facets that emphasise its feminine elegance.

    • A marriage of femininity and a manufacture mechanical movement

    This watch knows its classics: Roman numerals, sword-shaped hands, dotted rail-track, guilloché dial...the design codes of Cartier watchmaking are emphasized by the bold curve of the delicate dial. Powered by a Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, this new interpretation of the Tortue watch
    is available in small and medium sizes, with versions in white, pink gold or set with diamonds. Day time models are mounted on a leather strap; evening models with a total look of pink or white gold are enhanced by a sophisticated, flexible bracelet with flat links.

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    Last edited by Ernie Romers; November 19th, 2013 at 20:15.
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