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1965 Cartier Bueche Girod 'Ellipse' - Frederic Piguet Movement

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  • YG 9986
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  • Wire Price: $3,500

 

Year: 1965
Model: Oval/Ellipse
Case Diameter: 28mm 
Lug to Lug: 32mm
Case: Yellow Gold 
Condition: No significant wear as seen Dial: Good condition
Movement: Manual wind

 

Condition

This rare Carter is in exceptional condition for its age. Its ultraslim case is still very sharp with all the e still intact. The dial has gained a beautiful patina that is even and clean. The dial features large Art Deco numerals and clean black hands. Housed inside is a Frederic Piguet manual movement which is keeping great time.

 In the early 90s, Cartier was known to work with many other watchmakers to produce luxury watches. Movments from Audemars Piguet, JLC, Frederic Piguet and more. They were also known for Cartier branded watches produced by other watchmakers. You can find Cartier Tanks with Audemars and JLC movement and even vintage Reversos with the Cartier name on the dial. 

What we have here is a combination of three brands: Cartier, Bueche Girod, and Frederic Piguet. Piguet was the go-to for watchmakers looking to house an ultraslim manual movement in their watches. Even though the movement is signed BG, it's a Piguet movement. The case is solid gold and signed by Bueche. It is a very unique oval stepped case. Then the dial, signed Cartier, means it was retailed by the brand. The dial features a stunning matte finish with large deco hands. The CARTIER font is also unique to the era. These elliptical Cartiers don't come up often so it's a pleasure to have one offered in the shop!

 

Cartier, a luxury watch brand, has been synonymous with elegance, innovation, and timeless appeal since its inception in 1847. The brand's early creations, including the Cartier Santos and Cartier Tank, were an embodiment of aesthetic innovation and mechanical mastery, merging the finesse of jewelry with the functionality of timekeeping. As the brand grew, so did the family's involvement, as the children and grandchildren of Louis-François Cartier expanded the business and opened boutiques in various cosmopolitan cities.

The turn of the 20th century marked a revolutionary phase for Cartier, with the introduction of the Cartier Santos, which was designed for the famous aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont and became one of the first wristwatches designed explicitly for men. The Cartier Tank watch, inspired by the geometric design of military tanks, was a symbol of modernity and minimalistic elegance. The uniquely shaped Cartier Tonneau broke away from conventional circular designs, demonstrating Cartier's commitment to artistic creativity and mechanical excellence.

Cartier's success in the early 20th century was not limited to its pioneering designs; it also saw an era of global expansion that cemented its status as an international symbol of luxury and prestige. By 1902, Cartier opened its doors in London, positioning the brand within one of the world's major cultural and financial hubs. In 1909, Cartier opened its New York boutique, tapping into the vibrant American market.

Through strategic collaborations with local artisans, careful selection of materials, and a deep understanding of regional tastes, Cartier transformed from a Parisian marvel into an international sensation. The Cartier watch became more than a French luxury; it became a global emblem of style and refinement, transcending geographical boundaries to become a timeless classic. This era of expansion validated Cartier's enduring appeal, demonstrating that true luxury, as epitomized by Cartier's watches, knows no borders and speaks a universal language of elegance and excellence.

 

1965 Cartier Bueche Girod 'Ellipse' - Frederic Piguet Movement

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  • YG 9986
  • Watch only 
  • Wire Price: $3,500

 

Year: 1965
Model: Oval/Ellipse
Case Diameter: 28mm 
Lug to Lug: 32mm
Case: Yellow Gold 
Condition: No significant wear as seen Dial: Good condition
Movement: Manual wind

 

Condition

This rare Carter is in exceptional condition for its age. Its ultraslim case is still very sharp with all the e still intact. The dial has gained a beautiful patina that is even and clean. The dial features large Art Deco numerals and clean black hands. Housed inside is a Frederic Piguet manual movement which is keeping great time.

 In the early 90s, Cartier was known to work with many other watchmakers to produce luxury watches. Movments from Audemars Piguet, JLC, Frederic Piguet and more. They were also known for Cartier branded watches produced by other watchmakers. You can find Cartier Tanks with Audemars and JLC movement and even vintage Reversos with the Cartier name on the dial. 

What we have here is a combination of three brands: Cartier, Bueche Girod, and Frederic Piguet. Piguet was the go-to for watchmakers looking to house an ultraslim manual movement in their watches. Even though the movement is signed BG, it's a Piguet movement. The case is solid gold and signed by Bueche. It is a very unique oval stepped case. Then the dial, signed Cartier, means it was retailed by the brand. The dial features a stunning matte finish with large deco hands. The CARTIER font is also unique to the era. These elliptical Cartiers don't come up often so it's a pleasure to have one offered in the shop!

 

Cartier, a luxury watch brand, has been synonymous with elegance, innovation, and timeless appeal since its inception in 1847. The brand's early creations, including the Cartier Santos and Cartier Tank, were an embodiment of aesthetic innovation and mechanical mastery, merging the finesse of jewelry with the functionality of timekeeping. As the brand grew, so did the family's involvement, as the children and grandchildren of Louis-François Cartier expanded the business and opened boutiques in various cosmopolitan cities.

The turn of the 20th century marked a revolutionary phase for Cartier, with the introduction of the Cartier Santos, which was designed for the famous aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont and became one of the first wristwatches designed explicitly for men. The Cartier Tank watch, inspired by the geometric design of military tanks, was a symbol of modernity and minimalistic elegance. The uniquely shaped Cartier Tonneau broke away from conventional circular designs, demonstrating Cartier's commitment to artistic creativity and mechanical excellence.

Cartier's success in the early 20th century was not limited to its pioneering designs; it also saw an era of global expansion that cemented its status as an international symbol of luxury and prestige. By 1902, Cartier opened its doors in London, positioning the brand within one of the world's major cultural and financial hubs. In 1909, Cartier opened its New York boutique, tapping into the vibrant American market.

Through strategic collaborations with local artisans, careful selection of materials, and a deep understanding of regional tastes, Cartier transformed from a Parisian marvel into an international sensation. The Cartier watch became more than a French luxury; it became a global emblem of style and refinement, transcending geographical boundaries to become a timeless classic. This era of expansion validated Cartier's enduring appeal, demonstrating that true luxury, as epitomized by Cartier's watches, knows no borders and speaks a universal language of elegance and excellence.