Cartier Privé Tonneau Skeleton Dual Time: The Ultimate Time-Traveller

The Tonneau is one of Cartier‘s oldest wristwatch designs that is still in production today. It was launched in 1906, two years after the legendary Santos was introduced. Unlike the Santos, has the Tonneau spend most of its career outside of the limelight. In its early years, it was made in small numbers, often on request and as of 1998, it was part of the legendary CPCP-collection, which La Maison discontinued in 2008.

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The Tonneau is a watch with very elegant lines and a surprisingly narrow strap. Do not be fooled by them, because on the wrist it is a very masculine creation. Its beauty can be found in the fact that the case is slightly curved, which makes it that it sits very well on the wrist. In the last few years, Cartier has made quite a name for itself with its skeleton movements, and they now extend this to the Tonneau as well. It is one of the very first members of the new Cartier Privé collection and inspired by the Double Fuseau, a watch that cleverly utilized the shape of the Tonneau to display two timezones. Read the rest of the article on Haute Time

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