MADE CIRCA: 1970
MATERIAL: 18ct Yellow Gold
MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical
CASE DIAMETER: 24mm
Upon gaining two new executives, Robert Hocq and Alain Dominique Perrin, Cartier looked to update its company line to reflect changing fashions, while still retaining its iconic look. The Gondole was released along with twelve other models in what was to be dubbed The Louis Cartier Collection, to coincide with the opening of their new Boutiques in 1973.
- NASA's Explorer 1, the first American satellite and Explorer program spacecraft, re-enters Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
- In Washington, D.C., 100,000 people demonstrate against the Vietnam War.
- American musician Jimi Hendrix dies.