Today's showcases this scarce and elegant Certified Pre-Owned vintage cushion shaped Cartier dress watch in 18K gold.
A distinctive dress watch, it is easily recognized across a room as a Cartier. It has a luxurious 18K gold case, classic white Roman dial with blue steel hands, sapphire topped crown, and Cartier mechanical movement.
Before cost-cutting measures brought about the widespread use of cheaper quartz movements for certain wristwatches, Cartier utilized Swiss-crafted mechanical movements. Using centuries old watchmaking practices, craftsmen poured individual attention into each wristwatch. Because of this extra care and craftsmanship, Cartier wristwatches with mechanical movements are often considered more desirable than their quartz counterparts.
It is a full size cushion that wear significantly larger than its 30mm dimensions suggest.
It has all of its original parts and presents in beautiful condition.
Its case presents as mint. It shows only very light signs of previous polishing. It still has nice lines and the original stamping is very crisp.
Its dial was very well refinished in vintage times and is clean and near flawless.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who until recently was an authorized watchmaker for Cartier working for their service department has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Cartier parts, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value).
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, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Retail Price for a New Similar 18K Gold Cartier: Approx. $12,800.00 USD + tax
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
Year made: c. 1970
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men - now a midsized watch
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside): 18K, Cartier, Swiss
Case condition: Presents as mint. It shows only very light signs of previous polishing. It still has nice lines and the original stamping is very crisp.
Dimensions: 30mm x 36mm excluding the crown
Dial: Silver with painted black Roman indices, signed Cartier and Swiss Made, very-well refinished in vintage times, clean and nearly flawless
Hands: Original, blue steel, "epees"
Movement type: Signed Cartier, caliber 97B, mechanical, manually wound, 17 Jewels, rhodium plated, shock resistant
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Crystal: Glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers, who until recently was an authorized watchmaker for Cartier working for their service department has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Cartier parts, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping very accurate time, nearly on par with a new Cartier in our testing position. 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.
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.