Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 9

9

Cartier Special Ceinture Octagonal-Shaped Wristwatch in White Gold, With Enameled Roman Numbers Dial.

Estimate € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 6,500
Lot Description

Model: Ceinture
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2670
Case N°: 170010268
Dimensions: 27 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The origin of the first Ceinture dates back to 1927 and in 1973 Cartier re-released this model in two cases with different sizes of 25 and 27 mm. It was named this way since the case looks like a belt’s buckle with a very interesting square shape featuring corners that appear to be “cutted”. In the past years yellow gold was the primary alloy used in the Cartier collection which means that find some in other materials is very rare. The present lot is a precious one since it has been realized in white gold and has been conserved nicely during all this time. The crown on these models have been discreetly and securely been set within the flank of the square-sided case and are also unusually shaped, octagonal sided rather than with sapphire cabochon making them far easier for the wearer to use. The dial is very minimal in the classic Cartier style with the inner closed minutes track and back Roman numerals.