Cartier Ceinture

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Cartier released the Ceinture in 1927 and re-introduced this classic model in the mid-1970s. The name Ceinture, French for ‘belt’, refers to its resemblance to a belt buckle. The reintroduced Ceinture came in two sizes: 25 and 27 mm. This Ceinture is the smaller size and features an 18k yellow-gold octagonal case with a lovely stepped construction. While most Cartier watches feature prominent crowns often set with a sapphire or another stone, the Ceinture features a flat octagonal crown nested in a cut-out in the bezel. Unlike other Ceintures, which were delivered on leather straps, this watch comes on an 18k yellow-gold ‘rice grain’ bracelet with a concealed butterfly clasp, giving the watch a luxurious jewellery-like quality. The ivory dial features Cartier’s iconic painted Roman numerals and minute track, as well as a discrete “Paris” signature at the 6 o’clock position, indicating that the watch originated from Cartier’s famed flagship boutique at Paris’ Place Vendôme. The watch comes as a full set with the original box and papers that indicate the watch was retailed in 1987. We’ve had the watch serviced at Cartier to ensure the manual winding movement is in perfect working order, as attested to by the accompanying service papers.

Introduction

Cartier  Louis-François Cartier took over his master’s jewellery workshop in 1847. Over the years, his sons and grandsons inherited the family business and expanded the brand by opening shops in New York and London. King Edward VII of the United Kingdom granted Cartier a prestigious royal warrant in 1904, calling the brand “the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers.” Such was the renown of Cartier, that royal warrants soon rolled in from all over the world (among which, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Siam, Spain, Portugal, and Russia). While Cartier is known primarily for its jewellery, it also has a storied history in watchmaking. Cartier’s first foray in watchmaking came in 1888, offering exclusively ladies models. In 1904, Louis Cartier gave his friend and Brazilian aviation pioneer Santos Dumont a watch to wear during his flights. Until then, wrist watches were worn exclusively by women and men opted for the traditional pocket watch. The ‘Santos-Dumont’ was not only the first wristwatch geared towards men but also the first pilot’s watch.

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