Cartier Louis Ronde 0900 1

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Cartier is worldwide known for its rectangular and square watches like the Tank and Santos. Among connaisseurs, Cartier is known for revolutionary and bold designs, like the Crash and Baignoire. Nevertheless, in 1937, Cartier also launched a round dress watch. Namely, the Ronde Louis Cartier. An elegant, stylish dress watch that could be worn during a ball but also on a more casual event. 

The model we have on offer dates back to circa 2000. The case, which measures 34 mm, and the Ardillon buckle are made from 18k yellow gold and the watch is fitted on a brown leather strap. It runs on the caliber 2124. Furthermore, the dial design is typical Cartier: a large white dial, black Roman numerals and blued-steel hands. You might not be familiair with this model as it’s a bit of a sleeper. Because of that it still has a friendly price and in our opinion, this is true bang for your buck. 

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 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 a wrist 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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Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.