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Cartier Ceinture Paris 'Trinity'
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Designed in the year 1927 and successfully relaunched as a 12-model line in the early ‘70s. This charming and rarely-seen timepiece is called the Ceinture and was made by Cartier in the early '90s. The watch has an octagonal case made from 18k yellow gold and houses a self-winding calibre. The watch has the distinctive Cartier dial with black Roman numerals, a railroad minute track and the blued-steel hands. Just below the 6-hour position, the dial is signed ‘Paris’ instead of ‘Swiss’ which tells us that this elegant piece was bought at the Cartier boutique in Paris. However, what truly makes this watch unique is that the Cartier bracelet was made from 18k yellow-, rose- and white gold. Rolex refers to this as 'Tridor' but Cartier calls it 'Trinity'.
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!
- SKU 5547
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