From a time when Cartier were not just exclusive, they were extremely exclusive, this ladies gold watch is a treat.


From the import hallmark on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being assayed in 1974.


In 1903 Louis Cartier is widely acknowledged in inventing the wristwatch (Although Elizabeth the First was painted wearing a clock on the wrist)  and until the mid 1970s all their watches were sold by the Maison themselves, and all were made of either gold or platinum.  In 1977 the Must de Cartier was launched, and this opened up Cartier watches to being sold in multiple outlets in far higher volumes than ever before.  Being vermeil cased (gold plated silver) the Must de Cartier were also significantly cheaper, but this watch is from the earlier period when Cartier made about 3,000 watches per year (as apposed to 160,000 per annum by the end of the seventies).

This watch has the 18k gold tank style case, embellished with patterned sides that you rarely see.  Inside is the manual wind Cartier calibre 78-1, which is working well.  The dial is quite clean, with the worst damage being a small paint loss to the minute hand.  The crown and crystal may be replacements – the crown doesn’t have a cabochon stone set into it which we might expect, and the glass is acrylic.  The leather strap is signed Cartier, and looks unworn.  An unsigned but Cartier design gold plated buckle is also fitted.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

This watch has been checked against the Watch Register and has not been reported as lost, stolen or implicated in fraud, and a copy of that certificate will also be included.

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Width with crown  21.8 mm

Width without crown  20.4 mm

Between lugs  15 mm

Lug to lug length  27.6 mm

Case Thickness  7.4 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 150mm/6 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.