Ten of the Best Cartier Watches for Ladies

Cartier is one of the world’s most popular luxury watch brands, and for a good reason. The Parisian brand offers an elegant collection of stunning watches for both men and women. The models are known for their blued-steel sword-shaped hands, art deco shapes and classic dials with roman numerals.

The Cartier Maison started as a jewellery manufacturer in 1847, creating breath-taking pieces that were loved by royalty. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that the watches they started developing in 1904 were focused on striking designs that caught people’s attention. The first ladies' watch from the brand was released in 1906, taking the traditional round face and stretching it into an oval like the Cartier Baignoire style we know and love today

Today, the range of Cartier watches for ladies stretches over the brand’s main collections and with close to 100 ladies' styles, it’s hard to know which one to choose. Which is why we’re highlighting our favourites.

asha De Cartier 30mm in White Gold

Pasha De Cartier 30mm in White Gold

It took until 1943 for Cartier to incorporate a round wristwatch into their collection. This first watch inspired the Pasha De Cartier collection many years later. The collection officially launched in 1985 and featured solid golds and the usually luxury known from the brand, but with a sporty edge. It has developed since then into a collection that delivers everything, beauty, class and sophistication.

The Pasha De Cartier 30mm model is the top of the Pasha De Cartier’s leaderboard. With its rhodiumised white gold case, bezel, bracelet and crown, it offers something special before you even take into account the 425 brilliant-cut diamonds set into its gold bezel and strap. It is undoubtedly a statement piece to add to your luxury watch collection.



Pasha De Cartier 35mm with Leather

Of course, Pasha De Cartier watches offer a variety of styles, and the diamond-encrusted white gold model isn’t the only option, there are a variety of different strap designs and cases to choose from. Another favourite of ours in the collection is the 18ct rose gold Pasha De Cartier 35mm with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel, alligator leather straps, and a fluted crown cap and crown set with sapphires. It’s a dramatic piece that works for daytime and evening beautifully and comes with 2 different strap options, one navy and the other purple.


ank Must de Cartier Large Model


Tank Must de Cartier Large Model

The Cartier Tank series is one of the most iconic from the brand. The rectangle case, inspired by the Renault tanks which Louis Cartier saw on the Western Front, comes with a distinct style and can be spotted from a distance as one of the leading brand’s models. The style has been woven into a number of collections from the brand, and the Tank Must de Cartier collection is one that has been adorned by many fans over the years and was named after the brand’s founding father.

The Cartier Tank Must Large Model is exquisite, with its stainless steel casing set with 42 brilliant-cut diamonds, dial featuring the iconic blue-steel sword-shaped hands, beaded crown set with a cabochon-shaped spinel, and black brushed calfskin strap. It’s a gorgeous piece that is a must for any collector.


Tank Américaine Small

We couldn’t highlight just one Cartier Tank watch when picking out our favourites, so we selected one from each of the four Tank variations. Cartier Tank Américaine watches have a curvier case that hugs the wrist more than other Tank models, alongside a longer dial in a thinner case. They are elegant and sophisticated, just as you expect from the brand and the Tank Américaine Small Model with rose gold casing, brown alligator leather strap, and sapphire set crown is perfect for everyday wear.


Tank Francaise Small With Diamonds

The Cartier Tank Francaise collection is perhaps the most famous collection of them all and makes for a perfect coming of age watch or the first of your collection of luxury watches. This model, the Cartier Tank Francaise Small in Rose Gold is set with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds on its bezel and a diamond set into its crown. It’s a stunning piece with a concealed clasp and silvered dial, making it a discreet example of modern-day luxury perfect for a 21st birthday gift or wedding day present.

Ballon Bleu de Cartier

One of the largest of the brand’s collection, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watches, is recognised for its unique floating ball over the crown. It makes for a perfect everyday luxury watch and comes in such a variety of styles that you are sure to find something for everyone and for every occasion. We’re highlighting the beautiful Ballon Bleu de Cartier 33mm model in stainless steel due to its versatility and impact from a more modest price point. With its pale pink guilloche dial with white roman numerals and fluted crown set with synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel, it has the eye-catching detail you expect from the brand and would make for the perfect introduction to Cartier Ladies watches.

Clé De Cartier 31mm

Soft curves, clean lines and a rounded profile, the Clé De Cartier collection is simply outstanding, and you will find the perfect model for you in this collection. We’re spotlighting the Clé De Cartier 31mm in our top ten, with a beautiful purple leather alligator strap, a rose gold case which is finished with a sapphire blue spinel and a simply perfect diamond dot dial. There is a lot to love in this model when you really take note of it.

Cartier Panthére Medium

With inspiration dating right back to the 1930’s, Cartier Panthére watches were officially launched in the early 1980s, mirroring the art scene of the time and taking its name from the wild animal who’s strap, it is said, to reflect the movements of. The collection is fully designed for women, with elegant lines and a variety of options from stainless steel to white gold encrusted with diamonds. It’s hard to choose a favourite from the collection, but we love the Panthére De Cartier Medium Model in Rose Gold and Silver set with brilliant-cut diamonds and synthetic blue spinel. The effect that the mix of rose gold and silver has on the band is simply beautiful.  

Ronde de Cartier

With the classic design elements of the very first Cartier collections delivered in a rounded case, the Ronde de Cartier collection offers something for every style. This collection has a bit more of a sportier style and again provides the perfect introduction to the luxury found from Cartier. The Ronde Must de Cartier 29mm is a personal, understated favourite of ours with its stainless steel case, black leather strap and synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel beaded crown. It has a water resistance of up to 30m and a sapphire crystal face, making it perfect for everyday wear.

Santos De Cartier Medium Model

The Santos De Cartier Medium stainless steel, diamond bezel model, is simply beautiful and brilliantly practical. The Santos De Cartier was the very first model of the Cartier watch, designed for the Brazilian Aviator Alberto Santos Dumont in order for him to tell the time while flying. The large roman numerals make this possible, whilst the rounded angles of the dial, cure of the horns and the exposed screws make the model stand out. The 35.1mm case features 206 brilliant-cut diamonds, and the stainless steel band features the brand’s “smartlink” adjustment system, so it sits comfortably on any wrist. However, there is a second bracelet style band in calfskin should you want a different look for your day.


If you are looking for the best Cartier watches for ladies, you have come to the right place. At New Cavendish Jewellers, we can point you in the right direction of models from this luxurious brand, with watches to suit most budgets and 0% finance available. Why not call into our Marylebone High Street store to find the next watch to browse our Cartier watches on finance.