Information

  • Brand: Cartier
  • Year: 1970s
  • Model: Ceinture
  • Reference: N/A
  • Calibre: ETA 2512
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct white gold
  • Features: Octagonal case and diamond set bezel
  • Dial: Off-white dial featuring black printed Roman numeral hour indices with inner minute track and blued steel sword shaped hands
  • Case Dimensions: 24 x 24mm
  • Bracelet/Strap: 18ct white gold integrated bracelet
  • Accessories: N/A
  • SKU: 2873

Essay

The Ceinture was so named because the case is shaped like a belt’s buckle (ceinture is the French word for belt) with a very interesting square case featuring corners that appear to be “cut.” The winding crown, usually quite prominent and set with a blue sapphire – Cartier’s signature element – is completely flat here, residing in a slot in the watch bezel without its usual sapphire cabochon. This unique feature is one that Cartier calls its remontoir imperdable (“captive winding”).