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How to Sell Your Cartier Watch with Sotheby's

Talk to a Watch Specialist

Talk to a Watch Specialist

Our watch specialists are located in Geneva, New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and they also travel frequently to view luxury watches in person. Schedule an appointment or inquire about a visit by calling your closest Sotheby's office.

GENEVA: +41 22 531 00 24
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Cartier Watches Consigned with Sotheby's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to sell my Cartier watch or clock?
    Now is the best time to sell your Cartier watch with us. In fact, we have recently launched Watches Weekly , a new fast and dynamic online auction format to meet collectors’ needs and respond to the rapidly evolving market. This new weekly series offers a quicker turnaround between appraisal and sale and has already held new records for online watch auctions. Once you submit your Cartier watch details for an estimate appraisal, Sotheby's watch specialists will be able to provide their recommendations.
  • Why are Cartier Tank watches so iconic?
    The Cartier Tank watch, created in 1917 by Louis Cartier, is celebrating its centennial. Inspired by the rigid geometry of the Renault tanks used in the First World War, Cartier designed the simple, rectangular face of the iconic watch. This style was inspired by the shape of the tank when viewed from above: a square flanked by two shafts representing the body and tracks. The dial features angular, graphic Roman numerals that add to its minimalist allure. The Tank comes in several models, such as the ref 2312 case cc371543 Tank Americaine which is the sportiest chronograph version.
  • How can I find the model number for my Cartier watch?
    Cartier watches have two different model numbers, one on the back of the case and one on the paperwork. The model number on the original paperwork begins with a "W" and provides the exact match of the watch, while the four-digit number, which is typically on the back of the case, refers to the case model. The other number, an 8-digit numeral stamped to the case, is the serial number.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy, consign and sell a Cartier watch such as a new, pre-owned, used, vintage or antique wristwatch in platinum, yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, pink gold or silver in styles such as a men’s watch, tank watch, bracelet watch, Panthere watch, panther watch, Tank Francaise, Tank Solo, Roadster, Cartier Pasha, Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon, Royal Blue Mystery Tourbillon, Rotonde Skeleton Astrotourbillon, Secret Phoenix Decor Watch, Extra Large Ballon BleuTourbillon diamond watch, Extra Large Tortue High Complication Platinum watch, Rotonde Tourbillon Chronograph platinum watch, Extra Large Tortue Pink Gold watch, Extra Large 47mm Bleu or Panthere de Cartier wristwatch in rare and expensive styles.