Since the late 19th Century, Cartier has been a Pioneer in fine watchmaking. In the early years, these time pieces were mainly used as part of jeweled necklaces and pocket watches adorned with stones and enameling. Cartier could also see that the future of time-pieces was wrist bound and designed some of the world’s first wrist-watches. The “Santos de Cartier” was the earliest and one of the most quintessential designs. In 1917, Cartier created the most iconic wristwatch, the Tank de Cartier. Taken from the mechanical design of a World War I style tank, the smooth and orderly lines made it one of the most sought-after rectangular-shaped watches. Today, Cartier has positioned itself in the world of “Fine Watchmaking”, which suits the heritage of the brand. The range has developed, with exclusive designs such as Perpetual Calendars, Annual Calendars, World Times, and Tourbillion escapement watches. Each movement is designed and manufactured in-house, ensuring the quality is of the highest standards. The brand is constantly researching and developing new and more complicated time-pieces, using its knowledge and expertise of the artisan arts and techniques. Explore our private collection of new Cartier watches for sale.