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 oval gold case, a classic original silver Roman dial, and a sapphire topped crown. And its original "Breguet Moon" style hands complete its distinctively elegant look.
Its Concord for Cartier handwound mechanism is the same caliber (named caliber 78 in Cartier made watches) found in almost all mechanical Carter Tanks from the era.
It's in gorgeous original condition - it still retains its original factory applied satin finish to the case back that has never been polished. Its part are all original down to the original band spring bars! It presents on the wrist as just short of perfect mint.
Its case is in just short of mint condition and still retains its crisp hallmark and Cartier markings. Its dial is also just short of perfect mint.
One of our watchmakers has freshly disassembled the watch down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a new-old-stock crystal making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new aftermarket leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
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
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Model: Ref. 381508
Serial no.: 2033341
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K gold
Case markings (outside): Stamped with precious metal hallmark
Case markings (inside): Concord, .585, Swiss precious metal hallmarks
Case condition: Just short of perfect mint. Presents as mint on the wrist. The back still retains its original unpolished factory satin finish
Dimensions: 21mm wide (excluding the crown) by 32.5mm long.
Dial: Silver with black painted Roman numerals, original and untouched, just short of perfect mint
Hands: Original, black steel "Breguet Moons"
Movement type: Concord for Cartier caliber 316, mechanical, based on ETA 2512 which in Cartiers is caliber 78, manually wound, 17 jewels, shock resistant
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Leather (aftermarket), fully stitched, brand new and unworn
Crystal type: New-old-stock crystal, 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 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
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.