Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 Dec 2019 | Monaco LOT 55

55. Cartier Very Attractive Ceinture Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in White Gold, With Enameled Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 5,850
Lot Description
Model: Ceinture
Material: White Gold
Year: 1970s
Case N°: 780960314
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 26mmx33mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

As a creative designer and a pioneer in horology, in 1927 Louis Cartier designed a watch whose shape was similar to a belt’s buckle. For this reason he named this model simply Ceinture, in english “belt” with very interesting square case featuring corners that appear to be “cutted”. The present lot is a special exponent of this family since it hasn’t got the classical square shape but a rectangular one. Its stepped case has been well preserved over these years and is much more appreciable since it is in 18k white gold, a more rare version. The white dial is clean and pure with painted closed minutes track and roman numerals. The two sword blue steel hands and the sapphire cabochon are two prominent details that give greater appeal to the watch.