1960's Cartier Vintage Mens "Collection Privee" Level Dress Watch - Solid 18K Gold


Item No. 7974

Today's showcases this rare and desirable edition of a vintage Cartier dress watch in 18K gold.

A distinctive dress watch, it has a classic 18K gold case and timeless gold dial.

This very fine and rare version features a Cartier caliber 21 ultra thin handwound movement, a much higher grade mechanism that what's found in most other vintage Cartiers and would be similar to the more recent Collection Privee or Cartier Fine Watchmaking specialized elite level watches.

Made for Beuche Girod for Cartier by Frederic Piguet, it is an ultra-thin movement measuring only approximately 1.73mm thick. At the time, that was close to the record for the thinnest normal movement, in the same ballpark as the famous ultra-thins like the AP / V & C 1000/2000 movements, and even thinner than the Piaget 9p.

Please inquire if you would like to see photos of the elite movement.

It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition.

Its Florentine textured case is better than near mint with light remants of wear. It retains all of its original outer Cartier stamping. On the wrist it presents beautifully.

Its dial has been meticulously restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.

As part of the restoration one of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a new mineral glass crystal. It continues to keep accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile 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.

If you are looking for a timelessly classic high-end mens Cartier, this is a great choice.

Worn by Bill Clinton, Elton John, and Djimon Hounsou, Cartier watches have long been favorites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and any gentleman desiring to wear a timepiece of distinction.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Retailer: Cartier
  • Year made: c. 1960's
  • Serial and model no.: 9910-4, 9421, 61267, 6769
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case condition: Better than near mint with light remnants of wear.
  • Dimensions: 24.5mm wide, 29mm long lug tip-to-tip, 6mm thick
  • Dial: Gold with painted black baton and faceted 18K gold applique indices, expertly restored
  • Hands: Gold, "batons", replacements
  • Movement type: Cartier caliber 21, mechanical, manually wound, ultra thin, very high grade Frederic Piguet caliber made for Beuche Girod for Cartier, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, shock resistant, 17 jewels
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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