In 1904, Louis Cartier made the first men’s wristwatch, the Cartier Santos. Ever since this accomplishment, Cartier has created innovative and elegant watches for both men and women. Cartier helped to popularize wrist watches and later introduced the first ever wrist watch with a square case. Cartier makes watches that vary in design and in price. If you are asking “How much is my Cartier watch worth?,” there are several factors that can influence this number. One of the most influential factors is the model and how much it is worth brand new. Here are the price ranges of the different Cartier watch models, based on Cartier’s website.
Cartier Ballon Bleu
The Cartier Ballon Bleu line of watches feature a very elegant watch that will dress up any wrist. It has a perfectly round metal case and a protected blue sapphire cabochon winding system on the side of the case. The silver guilloche dial features blue steel hands and often a date window. This beautiful watch can range in ranges, depending on the material and movement.
The Cartier de Ballon Bleu ref. W69011Z4 is the entry level model of the Ballon Bleu watches. It has a quartz movement and a stainless steel case and bracelet and has a listing price on Cartier’s site of $5,650.
A Ballon Bleu model priced in the line is the W6920032, listed brand new at $10,600. This model has a stainless steel and 18kt rose gold bracelet with a stainless steel case. It also has a brown guilloche dial with a minute track inside the Roman numerals. It has a Caliber 049 automatic movement and a date window at 3 o’clock.
The Cartier de Ballon Bleu ref. W69006Z2 is one of the most expensive reference numbers. It is 18kt pink gold with a beautiful silver opaline dial and a Caliber 049 automatic movement.
Created in 1917, the Cartier Tank became an immediate icon as it was the first wristwatch with a square case. It has clean, crisp lines and an elegant dial. There are six different Cartier Tank Collections, all with a different variation to the iconic square case: Cartier Tank Anglaise, Cartier Tank Louis Cartier, Cartier Tank Francaise, Cartier Tank Solo, Cartier Tank MC, and the Cartier Tank Americaine.
Of all the men’s Cartier Tank watches, the Cartier Tank Solo ref. W5200003 has the most affordable price, listed on Cartier’s website at a price of $2,740. The sides of the stainless steel case closely align with the width of the black leather strap. It has a quartz movement and dimensions of 34.8mm x 27.4mm. It also has a silver opaline dial with blue steel hands and black Roman numerals, as is standard for Cartier watches.
Another of the more affordable Cartier Tank watches is the Cartier Tank Solo W5200014. It is priced brand new at $2,980. It is stainless steel with a quartz caliber 690 movement and dimensions of 34.8mm x 27.4mm. This watch has slightly larger dimensions when compared to the W5200003, making it the perfect watch for someone with a bit of a larger wrist.
The most expensive, elaborate, and complicated of all the Cartier Tank watches is the Cartier Tank MC ref. W5310040 watch. The skeleton dial displays the 9619 MC, manual winding movement, and it’s bridges for the Roman numeral hour markers. The case is 18kt pink gold and it comes with a leather strap. The price of this incredible Cartier is $56,000.
Calibre de Cartier
The Calibre de Cartier is one of Cartier’s most contemporary and modern watches, while still maintaining a masculine and sporty feel. The brand’s first watch with a movement crafted in-house, the Calibre de Cartier was the brand’s first true men’s sport watch. This watch has the Roman numeral hour markers and cabochon sapphire crown, both of which are standard for Cartier watches. For the date, it has a rotating disc that displays the day of the month. The case is round and it has distinct lugs. There are three different Calibre collections: the Calibre de Cartier Diver, the Calibre de Cartier, and the Calibre de Cartier Chronograph. The Calibre de Cartier watches start out at a price of $6,500.
The Calibre de Cartier W7100037 is a great watch that is priced in the middle range of all the Calibre de Cartier watches. It has a stainless steel case and a black leather bracelet. The silvered opaline dial has an outer minute track, a seconds subdial, and a rotating disc that displays the date. It has an automatic winding caliber 1904-PS MC movement and a diameter of 42mm.
The Cartier Santos might be the brand’s most iconic model. The first Santos model was created in 1904 by Louis Cartier at the request of aviator Alberto Santos Dumont that needed a watch for flying. It has been an extremely popular watch ever since it’s introduction. The uniquely shaped case is square with rounded corners and oversized screw. Santos watches are available with either a leather strap or metal bands and can easily be used as a casual watch or a dress watch. There are three different Cartier Santos collections: the Santos de Cartier Galbee, the Santos-Dumont, and the Santos 100.
Cartier Santos watches can start out at a price of $6,500, like the Cartier Santos 100 ref. W20106X8, while one of the most expensive models is the Santos Dumont Skeleton watch for $55,000.
Brand new Cartier Tortue watches are some of the most expensive Cartier watches. Prices can range from $25,600 to $48,800 and above. These watches have an interesting tonneau shaped cases that make them different from all of the round and square shaped Cartier watches. Interested in selling your Cartier watch? Receive a Quote today!
This Cartier Tortue Perpetual Calendar 2629 watch is extremely elegant and has several functions displayed on its dial, such as the date, day, month, and 24-hour subdial.
The Cartier Pasha collection of watches is different from all other Cartier watches, mainly because of the design of the dial. The perfectly round case has a white dial (sometimes black) that has four Arabic hour markers, instead of Cartier’s standard dial that has Roman numeral hour markers. It has an oversized crown and blue steel, sword shaped hands. Brand new Cartier Pasha models typically start out at a price of $6,500.
When someone asks “How much is my Cartier watch worth?” several other factors also need to be considered. Here are a few:
The age of one’s Cartier watch plays an important role in the value of the pre-owned watch. Many watch collectors may perceive a vintage Cartier watch as having more value than a pre-owned Cartier watch that is several years old.
It probably goes without saying, but the condition of the pre-owned watch is very important and helps to determine the watch’s pre-owned value. A watch that shows no signs of wear and has been regularly serviced and clean is going to be worth more in the eyes of other watch enthusiasts than a watch that has scuff marks and signs of wear.
Box & Papers
A Cartier watch that comes with its box and papers can often be worth more than a watch without them. The box offers a great place to store the watch and keep it safe when it is not being worn. The papers prove the Cartier watch’s authenticity, which helps to put a potential buyers’ mind at ease, making them more willing to pay a little bit more for the watch.
It is difficult to determine the price and value of a pre-owned Cartier watch when trying to sell it. That is why Crown & Caliber is the best way to sell a Cartier watch. Our expert valuation team can accurately determine the market value of the watch, considering all of the factors listed above. Submit a free quote request for your Cartier watch today.