1970's Cartier Ceinture Vintage Mens Midsize Unisex Mechanical Watch - Solid 18K Gold


Item No. 7889

Today's offering showcases this scarce and beautiful Certified Pre-Owned Cartier Ceinture watch. The Ceinture is one of Cartier's enduring and distinctive designs first produced in 1927. The company revived the watch in 1973 as part of their Collection Louis Cartier.

This pleasing original example features the iconic eight sided solid 18K gold Ceinture case, luxurious champagne Roman Cartier dial, and the company's distinctive blue steel sword hands and sapphire topped winding crown.

As a mens midsize, it is well-suited for a man with with smaller wrists or a woman.

Powering the watch is its original handwound mechanism. Before cost-cutting measures brought about the widespread use of cheaper quartz movements for certain wristwatches, Cartier utilized Swiss-crafted mechanical movements. Because of this extra care and craftsmanship, Cartier wristwatches with mechanical movements are often considered more desirable than their quartz counterparts.

We were fortunate to acquire it in very pleasing true all-original condition. It is all original down to the dial, hands, winding crown, Cartier band, and 18K solid gold Cartier deployment buckle (the buckle alone trades for approx. $700-$800 pre-owned).

Its case is in excellent condition with only light wear and light signs of previous polishing. Its original dial is just short of perfect mint.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Accompanying it is a red Cartier pouch.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
  • Model: Ceinture
  • Year made: c. 1970's
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Originally designed for men - today mens midsize or unisex
  • Case material: Solid 18K gold
  • Case markings (outside): 18K Swiss hallmark, original Cartier serial number
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with light wear and light signs of previous polishing.
  • Dimensions: 29mm diameter (excluding the crown) by 31mm long lug tip to tip
  • Dial: Champagne with painted black radial Roman numerals, signed Cartier, original and just short of perfect mint. Blued steel épée hands.
  • Hands: Original, blue steel 'epees'
  • Movement type: Concord for Cartier, fine Swiss made quality, rhodium plated, seventeen jewels, shock resistant
  • Band: Crocodile, original signed Cartier, previously worn serviceable condition, equipped with the watch's original solid 18K gold Cartier deployment buckle (the buckle alone trades for approx. $700-$800 pre-owned)
  • Crystal: Mineral glass or sapphire, excellent 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. 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 - Red Cartier pouch; 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.

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


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