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Cartier Ceinture 18k Paris Manual-Wind from 1980

Cartier Ceinture 18k Paris Manual-Wind from 1980

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One such collection that flies under the radar is the Ceinture, which, despite its 1927 launch, is largely unknown and overlooked by the watch collecting masses.
Reintroduced to Cartier's line-up circa 1973, the Ceinture came in two case sizes, 25mm and 27mm, until an ever beefier 31mm variant was introduced. Powered by the manual wind cal. 78.1 movement, without a doubt the Ceinture's most distinctive element is its unusual octagonal case. Reminiscent of a belt's buckle ('ceinture' means 'belt' in French), the Ceinture resembles a square that has had its corners cut, which in turn enables the watch to wear more prominently than its dimensions may suggest. With its stepped bezel design, the Ceinture also forgoes Cartier's signature sapphire cabochon crown so that its octagonal crown can sit within the bezel, a feature that Cartier calls "remontoir imperdable" (captive winding).
Blending Cartier's conservative design language with an unusual case shape, the Ceinture blurs the lines between the Tank's rectangular design and the Santos Dumont's angular design in what is a complete expression of free-thinking creativity. Snug on the wrist with its humble proportions, the Ceinture stands proud with its unique looks and despite being a small sized watch it could be worn by anyone.

Brand: Cartier
Model: Ceinture
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Serial number: 781004544
Material: 18 karat gold
Dimensions: 25x27mm
Glass Material: Mineral glass
Caliber: ETA 2512 Cartier caliber 78-1
Movement Type: Manual Winding
Strap size: 14mm
Strap: Baume Mercier, gold-plated cartier buckle.
Box/Papers: no
Mechanical operation guarantee: 6 months

Comments: The watch underwent a complete mechanical service.

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