• Brand: Cartier
  • Made: 1990's
  • Model: Tonneau
  • Reference: 2435
  • Calibre: Cartier 78/1 | ETA 2512
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: Platinum
  • Features/complications: Platinum Tonneau curved case
  • Dial: Silver guilloche dial featuring black radial hour markers and inner minute track with blued steel baton hour and minute hands
  • Case Dimensions: 46.1 x 28.2mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Silk strap and 18ct white gold deployant buckle
  • Accessories: N/A
  • SKU: 3153


The Tonneau made its debut in 1906, only two years after Cartier introduced the first, purpose made men's wristwatch: the Santos. Its iconic barrel-shaped case, inspired by the French term "tonneau" for barrel, was a precursor to the stylistic preferences of the Art Deco era: characterized by strength, boldness, and geometric patterns.

The Tonneau has been redesigned at various points in its lifetime and this particular iteration was made in the 1990s with a Platinum case.