Like today, in the 1940's few names better captured the idea of embracing the best life had to offer than that of Cartier.
One of their special offerings were Cartier branded watches. In vintage times the company offered wristwatches made through one of two means - those signed Cartier throughout with major components made by different Cartier contractors and those that were complete watches created especially for Cartier by another premier watchmaker, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, or Movado. Such is the case with this Cartier made by Movado.
Although the maker's name was often hidden, the retailer contracted with a number of the world's fine watch and jewelry making firms to produce these treasured timepieces.
The modern Movado brand is not as upmarket as it was in vintage times. During Movado's glorious period from 1912 through the 1950's, when such innovations as the polyplan movement, Calendomatic, and exceptional in-house chronographs pushed the envelope of horological technology, and original designs such as the Museum watch took their place in history, their wristwatches enjoyed a level of prestige reserved for works of the very fine watchmakers.
Today's offering showcases this Certified Pre-Owned classically elegant Cartier ladies watch made by Movado for the prestigious retailer.
Its lovely small rectangular rose gold is elegant and showcases classic large lugs.
It has just finished a sympathetically done careful restoration. It appears to still have all of its original parts.
Its case presents in excellent condition with only light wear and light previous signs of polishing. It has one very slight and small indention on the left hand side.
Its dial has just been refinished by one of the leading dial experts in North America.
One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. Photos of the inside are available upon request.
Should the watch need servicing in the future, 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One of our Master Watchmakers has done authorized servicing work for Cartier's service center.
It is keeping exceptionally accurate time, keeping time like a new Cartier in our testing position.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new black cord strap designed to replicate the look of the original making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
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 Movado
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Case no.: 70374
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K rose gold
Case markings (inside): Movado Factories, 14K gold, Swiss, .750, 70374
Case condition: Excellent condition with only light wear and light previous signs of polishing. It has one very slight and small indention on the left hand side.
Dimensions:13mm wide (excluding the crown) by 26mm long.
Dial: Silver with gold raised Art Deco Arabic numerals, signed Cartier, outer railroad minute track, expertly restored
Hands: Gold, "batons"
Movement type: Movado for Cartier, rhodium plated, manually wound, 17 jewels, shock resistant
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Black cord, designed to replicate the look from the period, band fits a wrist up to approx. 7.3 inches and is designed to be cut down for a smaller wrist, brand new. If you need a longer cord band please inquire. We have bands that can accommodate any size wrist.
Crystal: Mineral glass, new-old-stock
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. Photos of the inside available upon request. 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. One of our Master Watchmakers has done authorized servicing work for Cartier's service center.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping exceptionally accurate time, keeping time like a new Cartier in our testing position.
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.