The Basics

The Tortue is a tonneau-shaped wristwatch by Cartier. The history of this model goes back to 1912, when Louis Cartier designed the watch – inspired by the shape of tortoises. The Tortue Extra Thin was introduced in 2015. It features a case of 44.95*36.1mm, which for reference WGTO0003is done in white gold.

Brand: Cartier
Family: Tortue
Reference: WGTO0003
Name: Tortue Extra Flat White Gold / Silver
Produced: 2015
Limited: No

Below is a detailed look at Cartier’s model WGTO0003 from Tortue watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

Cartier Tortue WGTO0003

The Details

Cartier’s Tortue Extra Flat White Gold / Silver (WGTO0003) was originally released in 2015. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 21600 bph ( 3 Hz) to provide a 36-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The white gold case measures 34.6mm in diameter and roughly 9.4mm thick. The tonneau case is paired with a silver color dial with sword-shaped hands, and a roman numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Cartier’s Tortue model WGTO0003 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: White gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Solid
Shape: Tonneau
Diameter: 34.6mm
Height: 9.4mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: 30

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Tortue WGTO0003 movement is a powered by caliber 430 MC made by Cartier. The 18-jewel hand-wound movement is 20.5mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 36-hour power reserve.

Type: Hand-Wound
Brand: Cartier
Caliber: 430 MC
Base: Piaget 430P
Display: Analog
Diameter: 20.5mm
Jewels: 18
Reserve: 36 hours
Frequency: 21600 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes
Chronograph:
Additionals:

The Price

How much does the Cartier’s Tortue WGTO0003 cost? This watch was introduced in 2015 and has been in Cartier’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.

CURRENT PRICE: Not Available

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Specifications:

  • Brand: Cartier
  • Model: Tortue Extra Flat White Gold / Silver
  • Reference Number: WGTO0003
  • Limited: No

Case & Dial:

  • Material: White gold
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Solid
  • Diameter: 34.6
  • Thickness: 9.4
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Silver
  • Indexes: Roman Numerals and Sword-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters

Movement:

  • Winding: Hand-Wound
  • Brand: Cartier
  • Caliber: 430 MC
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: 20.5mm
  • Jewels: 18
  • Power Reserve: 36 hours
  • Frequency: 21600 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes

About Cartier

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Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 by master jeweler Louis Francois Cartier. His son Alfred took over in 1874, but it would be the grandsons Louis, Pierre and Jacques lay the foundation for to building the brand into what it is today. The company would remain in hands of the family until 1972. While primarily a jewelry brand, Cartier has a rich and deep history when it comes to watches. It … introduced its ladies wristwatch well before the end of the 19th century, while the first men’s watch was designed in 1904 at the request of famous aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. The latter would serve as the inspiration for the 1911 Santos wristwatch, one of many icons of the Parisian brand. Cartier is part of the Richemont group.

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