Pre-Owned Cartier Watches

About Cartier Watches

As one of the most influential and legendary watch brands in existence, Cartier has amassed a dedicated worldwide following through over a century of Parisian jewelry and watchmaking brilliance.

Their designs are iconic and instantly recognizable, with pieces such as the flawless Santos and Tank watches becoming style leaders for decades, earning the affections of millions along the way, including a whole roster of celebrities, renowned businesspeople, famous politicians, and royalty.

Wearing a Cartier just feels good in some way - it's almost like your wrist was designed to accommodate a beautiful Panthère, Tank, or Santos. They also have a way of drawing compliments in a way that no other luxury watch brand can do because almost everyone has nothing but good things to say about this wonderful, enigmatic brand.

Cartier may be the best example of sophistication meets simplicity: they have produced some of the most profoundly glamorous, elegant watches while somehow remaining understated and subtle at the same time.

They are a truly fascinating watch brand and we are thrilled to present to you a range of exquisite used Cartier watches from various collections.

Key Features of Cartier Watches

  • Parisian Elegance: Cartier embodies refined Parisian style and enduring sophistication.
  • Iconic Designs: Famous for instantly recognizable models like the Tank, Santos, and Ballon Bleu.
  • Jewelry Heritage: Leverages expertise in fine jewelry, evident in exquisite watch designs.
  • Symbol of Luxury: Cartier represents a pinnacle of luxury associated with tastemakers and royalty.
  • Wearable Art: Cartier watches often incorporate unique shapes, precious materials, and intricate detailing.

Cartier Collections

Highly renowned for its timeless elegance and sheer precision of craftsmanship, Cartier offers a range of stunning iconic watches that have become staples of the horology community worldwide.

Here are some of the more popular collections that have been familiar to so many people for decades.

Cartier Tank

First introduced in 1917, the Cartier Tank is a true classic that has aged gracefully over the decades. Inspired by the aerial view of a military tank, its rectangular case and distinct Roman numerals afford an immediately recognizable aesthetic.

The Tank has graced the wrists of numerous celebrities and historical figures over the last century, from Jackie Kennedy Onassis to Princess Diana, and is a firm staple for those seeking both vintage and contemporary elegance.

Cartier Santos

Famed for being one of the first pilot watches (and arguably the first ever), the Santos was engineered at the turn of the twentieth century with a square case and exposed screws that have become hallmarks of its design.

Named after the aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, this model represents the true spirit of innovation and adventure. With a confident, bold, yet refined aesthetic, the Santos is one of the most sought-after Cartier second-hand models known for holding its price very well indeed.

Cartier Ballon Bleu

While the Tank and Santos dominate the used Cartier watch market, the Ballon Bleu is a quiet gem, quietly and steadily becoming a grail watch in its own right despite its relatively young age. With its round case and distinctive blue sapphire cabochon crown, this watch brings a slightly more modern touch to the classic Cartier design while remaining traditional looking and classic.

Known for its floating-like appearance, the Ballon Bleu effortlessly combines traditional craftsmanship with contemporary style and is another popular choice among enthusiasts of pre-owned Cartier watch selections.

Cartier Pasha

Pasha de Cartier, identifiable by its round case and chained crown cap, lends a sporty yet elegant charm to the Cartier collection. First launched in the 1980s, this watch has become a symbol of elegant yet sporty sophistication adored by those who appreciate a unique blend of classic and contemporary design elements. Only Cartier can combine those two quite contradictory elements so easily.

Cartier Calibre

The Calibre de Cartier parts with the brand's traditional aesthetic, featuring a more solid and almost masculine look. While it's known for its precision and durability, it appeals mostly to people who appreciate Cartier's quality in a more contemporary, sporty way. Again, this is another part of the collection that is particularly admired in the pre-owned Cartier watches for sale market.

Cartier Panthère de Cartier

The Panthère de Cartier is known for its flexible link bracelet and square case with rounded corners, a beautiful watch that is symbolic of the eighties era. The Panthère brings sleek design notes to the Cartier collection and is considered equally fitting for formal occasions and everyday wear.

A Brief History of Cartier Watches

Established 150 years ago in Paris by Louis-Francois Cartier, you might describe the Cartier brand as a family heirloom passed down through generations. The inaugural Cartier watch was inspired by a South American aviator, leading to the iconic 'Santos' model.

The grandsons of Cartier introduced innovative designs such as the 'Tutti Frutti' jewels and the (somewhat enigmatic) mystery clock. A noteworthy collaboration commenced in 1907 when Cartier partnered with Edmond Jaeger, securing Jaeger as the exclusive movement supplier for their watches.

That same year signaled Cartier's expansion with boutiques in various fashion hubs worldwide and since those defining years, Cartier has sustained its commitment to luxurious craftsmanship and is now only second to Rolex in terms of annual sales.

Used Cartier Watches - Price Trends

The market for pre-owned Cartier watches has experienced significant growth in recent years. Demand for these iconic timepieces has steadily risen due to several factors including their enduring elegance and Cartier's prestigious reputation.

The limited availability of certain models, especially vintage or highly sought-after references, further contributes to this trend. Collectors and enthusiasts increasingly recognize the potential investment value of Cartier watches, propelling demand.

While market fluctuations can occur, the long-term outlook for Cartier watches remains promising with prices trending upward for many desirable models.

Sell or Trade Your Used Cartier Watch

Considering a change in your watch collection? Watch Chest offers specialized services to sell or trade your used Cartier watch. Our process is designed to get the best value for your watch - whether you're eyeing an upgrade or seeking a hassle-free sale, our team is committed to providing competitive offers and expert advice. Reach out to us to learn more about how you can find the best with Watch Chest.

Why Buy a Used Cartier Watch From Watch Chest?

Our collection at Watch Chest includes a wide range of certified authentic pre-owned Cartier watches, each one meticulously sourced and selected for quality and authenticity.

If you are in the market for a used Cartier watch, you will find our pricing particularly attractive - without the concerns of significant depreciation associated with new purchases.

As a leading destination for trading luxury watches, our in-house experts ensure the authenticity and quality of each Cartier piece, strenuously evaluating every pre-owned Cartier watch for authenticity and condition.

Seeking a specific model? Our renowned luxury watch finding and sourcing service can assist in finding the perfect second-hand Cartier watch if it's not currently in our inventory.

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