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


Item No. 5740

Today's offering showcases this carce and very pleasing vintage Cartier Ceinture watch. The Ceinture is one of Cartier's enduring and distinctive designs first produced in 1927. It was was one of the first watches with the crown inset into the case for protection. The company revived the watch in 1973 as part of their Collection Louis Cartier.

This beautiful original example features the iconic solid 18K gold Ceinture case, classic white Roman dial with blue steel hands, seven-sided winding crown protected by the case.

As mens small mens midsize, it is best suited for a woman or a man looking for a small mens watch.

Powering the watch is a handwound Cartier 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.

It is all original down to the dial, hands, winding crown, and original solid 18K gold Cartier buckle.

The only replacement parts on the watch are the screws holding the case together. Because they are made from soft 18K gold the originals tend to wear out over time and compromise the integrity of the case seal. We replaced the old screws with brand new solid 18K gold screws that should last for decades again.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the watch and installed a brand new mineral glass crystal.

For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new Teju lizard strap that has a similar style to Cartier bands and equipped with a gold tone unsigned buckle. Also accompanying it is a previously worn red crocodile band that is the correct size for the original Cartier buckle.

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.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
  • Model: Ceinture (Mechanical)
  • Serial no.: 780991358
  • Year made: c. 1970's -1980's
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Originally designed for men - today a small unisex or ladies watch
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (outside): Cartier, Paris, 18K Swiss
  • Case condition: Presents very nicely on the wrist. Excellent condition with light wear and one light crease in the back.
  • Dimensions: 27.1mm x 27.3mm
  • Dial: White with painted black radial Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7, inner minute track. Blued steel épée hands. Original, good condition with aging in a couple of places around the very edge and a couple of spots inside the track. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
  • Hands: Original, blue steel 'epees'
  • Movement type: Signed Cartier, caliber 78-1, mechanical, manually wound, 17 Jewels, shock resistant
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: 1. Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with unsigned buckle 2. Red genuine crocodile, previously worn, equipped with original solid 18K gold Cartier buckle
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, correct, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled.
  • 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 warranty. Please email 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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