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Cartier Ceinture Paris 18k
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Designed in the year 1927 and successfully relaunched as a 12-model line in the early ‘70’s. A watch that doesn’t have much information but certainly isn’t less beautiful. This charming and rarely seen timepiece is called the ‘Ceinture’ and was made by Cartier in the early 70’s shortly after the introduction of the model. The watch has an octagonal case with a size of 27 millimeter, is made out of 18k yellow gold and houses a manual winding caliber. On the dial, we’ll find the distinctive Cartier layout with Roman numerals, a railroad minute track and the characteristic blued steel handset. Just below the Roman six, the dial is signed ‘Paris’ instead of ‘Swiss’ which tells us that this elegant piece was bought at the Cartier boutique in Paris, France. Maybe a bit small for most men but absolutely perfect for a classy woman. So, for all the men out there; it’s not illegal to spoil your wife once a year. Be quick, before another man gives it to her!
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 jeweler 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 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!