|Year of production (circa)
18K White gold
16 x 25 mm
Cartier Lanieres Mini Tonneau Ref. 2545
Introducing the Captivating Cartier Mini Tonneau 18k White Gold Watch – An Icon of Timeless Beauty!
Unveil the beauty of the Cartier Mini Tonneau 18k White Gold Watch, a remarkable timepiece that exudes pure sophistication. This exquisite watch brings a touch of luxury to your wrist with its 18k white gold case and bracelet, elevating your style to new heights.
The heart of this classic piece is the reliable quartz movement, ensuring that you stay on time with ease. But what truly sets this watch apart is the breathtaking diamond-studded dial that adds a touch of glamour to your everyday and special moments. Notably, the dial doesn’t display the Cartier brand name, yet it remains effortlessly recognizable.
Now, let’s step back in time and learn how cocktail watches like the Cartier Mini Tonneau came into fashion. In the glamorous era of the 1920s, known as the “Roaring Twenties,” women were breaking free from traditional norms. They sought a touch of elegance to accompany their newfound independence, and the cocktail watch was born.
These watches were designed to be not just functional but fashionable, enhancing the style of the modern woman. The Cartier Mini Tonneau pays tribute to this heritage, combining timeless design with contemporary appeal. It’s a symbol of empowerment and sophistication, just like the women who wore cocktail watches in the past.
What makes the Cartier Mini Tonneau even more remarkable is that it doesn’t need to display the Cartier brand name on the dial to be recognized. Its iconic design, quality, and elegance speak for themselves. The watch is a statement of timeless style that transcends the need for logos or names.
Today, the Cartier Mini Tonneau continues this legacy, making it a perfect accessory for the modern era. It’s not just a watch; it’s a statement of style, an accessory that speaks of your elegance and individuality.
Embrace the charm of Cartier. Elevate your style. Get the Cartier Mini Tonneau 18k White Gold Watch and carry a piece of history with you into the present.
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Cartier was founded by Louis-Francois Cartier in Paris in 1847. As number 59 on the Forbes most valuable brands list, it is safe to say that Cartier is a household name in the world of jewelry and watches.
Don’t be fooled by the glitter and glamour of the brand though. There is serious watchmaking heritage present here. Think, for instance, of the introduction of the men’s wristwatch. Up until the early 20th century, wristwatches were for women only. But then in 1904, the Brazilian dandy pilot Santos Dumont asked Louis Cartier for a more convenient solution to replace his cumbersome pocket watch. Cartier designed the Santos, the world’s first ever wristwatch for men. Who knows, we may have been Amsterdam Pocket Watch Company today, without Cartier’s massive influence on fashion!
Cartier is primarily known for its classic designs. Another famous example is the Tank. Inspired by a Renault tank from the WWI era, the rectangular case resembles the footprint of those early threaded vehicles. Like the Santos, its design has hardly changed in over a century.
The recipe is clear: white dials, heat-blued hands, stark black Roman numerals and a sapphire cabochon in the crown. We try not to be too liberal with the term iconic, but it surely applies here! Countless variations in case shapes, sizes, movement types and materials have been made. From the Ronde to the Pasha and from the Baignoire to the Ceinture. A fun detail is the signature below six o’ clock. “Swiss” indicates that these are Swiss made watches. But some come with a “Paris” designation, signaling those examples were sold in Cartier’s flagship store in Paris, Place Vendôme. A particularly desirable and collectible feature.
Cartier remained a family business until 1964. Today, it is part of the Richemont group, like IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Panerai, among many others. The classical designs remain a favorite among collectors and fashionistas alike.
If it is a timeless watch you are after, Cartier could just be perfect for you. Most of its designs are based on themes over a century old. And they have looked fresh and relevant ever since. We are confident they will remain so for a long, long time to come!
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