Cartier Vendôme 18ct gold wristwatch, hallmarked 1974
An 18ct gold stepped circular automatic wristwatch with gold deployant buckle
The Vendôme is a most attractively designed wristwatch that was made in both manually wound and, as in this instance, automatic versions. Cased in 18ct yellow gold, the colouring is rich and warm in tone and the design dispenses with the traditional arrangement of extended lugs, thereby allowing the pure circle of the case to be interrupted only by the ends of the strap. The white dial is a signature Cartier configuration with black Roman numerals and sword shaped hands. The watch retains its original 18ct yellow gold Cartier deployant buckle which, like the watch case, has London import hallmarks for 1974 – the buckle is fitted to a black leather Cartier strap.
[M] Cartier finished ETA calibre 2670 automatic movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 28,800 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] white dial, black Roman numerals, outer minute ring, blackened epée hands [C] 18ct yellow gold case, twin stepped rounded bezel, beaded crown set with a cabochon sapphire, snap-on case back [S] case, dial, movement and clasp signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 33mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 16mm
Length of strap including watch: 190mm
This watch has been fully serviced and is sold with a one year guarantee. A Black Bough leather watch pouch and detailed certificate will accompany this watch.
Notice for clients outside the European Union
Please note that the strap is crocodile leather and due to CITES restrictions, the leather strap cannot be exported outside the EU. If the watch is to be delivered to a country outside the EU, the strap will be removed prior to shipping.