Before cost-cutting measures brought about the widespread use of quartz movements for certain wristwatches, Cartier utilized Swiss-crafted mechanical movements. Using centuries old watchmaking practices, craftsmen poured individual attention into each wristwatch.
In vintage times the company made two distinct types of wristwatches - those signed Cartier throughout with major components made by different Cartier contractors and others that were complete watches created especially for Cartier by another premier watchmaker, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, or Concord Watch Co. Such is the case with this Cartier especially made for the firm by Concord.
Today's offering showcases this beautiful original Certified Pre-Owned vintage ladies solid gold Cartier.
Its design elements are easily recognized as Cartier: A timeless 14K gold case, a classic original white Roman dial, and a sapphire topped crown.
Its fine Concord for Cartier handwound mechanism is a miniature model of Swiss precision.
It is all original down to the buckle and presents on the wrist in very pleasing condition. Its case is in excellent condition and still retains all of its original Cartier registration number on it. Its dial is untouched and just short of perfect mint.
One of our watchmakers has freshly disassembled the watch down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. We have timed it in five chronometer positions, and it continues to keep very accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new aftermarket lizard strap like the original and the watch's original buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Don't miss the chance to own this classic solid gold vintage Cartier for the price of an entry level steel TAG Heuer.
Lady Cartier watches:
Worn by Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, and the late Princess Diana, the company's watches have long been favorites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and any woman desiring to wear a timepiece of distinction.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Manufacturer: Cartier by Concord
Model: Ref. 203974
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K gold
Case markings (outside): Stamped with Cartier registration number on the back - engraved "For Valor - M.P.H"
Case markings (inside): Concord, .585, Swiss precious metal hallmarks
Case condition: Excellent condition with only light wear
Dimensions: 22mm wide (excluding the crown) by 27mm long
Dial: White with black painted Arabic numerals, original and untouched, just short of perfect mint
Hands: Original, blue steel "feuilles" darkened to near black
Movement type: Concord for Cartier, mechanical, manually wound, 17 jewels, shock resistant
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Lizard (aftermarket), fully stitched, brand new and unworn, equipped with the watch's original gold plated buckle
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has freshly disassembled the watch down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Timing: Timed to precision in five chronometer positions on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.