1970s Cartier Ceinture 18K YG (Ref. 78099)

The Cartier name is synonymous with luxury and has been since the brand's inception in 1847. Offering bespoke and unique jewelry to the world’s elite allowed Cartier to steadily grow through the 19th century and eventually introduced new offerings and wristwatches to their clientele. Most notably known for the Tank Louis, the Cartier brand and jewelry juggernaut also produced some eclectic references that are just as interesting and in many cases much more rare than the classic Tank.

The Cartier Ceinture is one such eclectic watch and often forgotten amongst the Cartier community as it was only produced for a short period of time in the 1970s and never recreated. With the name directly translating to "belt" in French, the Ceinture's square case with missing corners was designed to reflect the look of a belt buckle.

Stock # CTRCNTR78099-3
Brand Cartier
Style Ceinture
Serial 37XX
Size Men's / Unisex
Material 18K Yellow Gold
Dial White "Swiss Made" W/ Roman Numerals
Millimeters 27 x 27
Strap 2pc Cartier Paris Black Alligator Strap W/ Gold Cartier Tang Buckle


The exceptionally well-preserved and crisp 18K yellow gold "buckle" case exhibits no notable signs of previous polishing with the original factory dimensions and angles remaining fully present and unaltered. The case retains its original "sloped" mineral glass crystal which exhibits no notable scratches or wear. The case also features a subtle rosy patina within the case corners which adds to the vintage charm of the watch and is evidence of minimal to no previous polishing. The factory engravings featured on the back of the case remain in extremely crisp and deep condition. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc "Made in France" Cartier black alligator leather strap with a Cartier gold tang buckle.


The white Roman numeral "Swiss Made" dial is likely an early service dial and remains in flawless condition, showing no cracking or damage. The original blue hands are in excellent condition.


None. The watch is functioning and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.