1970s Cartier Paris Cristallor 18K YG (Ref. 78096) "Jumbo"

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.

The Cristallor was introduced alongside the Gondole, Ellipse, and Vendome for the "Louis Cartier Collection" that Cartier launched through the help of Ebel in 1973. The Cristallor features a large vertical case with a stepped construction, a feature shared with the other members of the Louis Cartier Collection.

The Cristallor was only in production until the very early '80s, something that adds to the rarity and mystique of this special model. In fact, while actual production numbers are unknown, it's widely accepted that there were not a whole lot of these made, and even less remaining today.

Stock # CTRCRI78096
Brand Cartier
Style Cristallor
Serial 07XX
Size Men's
Material 18K Yellow Gold
Dial White Roman "Paris"
Millimeters 28x35
Bracelet 2pc Alligator Leather Strap W/ 18K YG Cartier Tang Buckle


The large rectangular 18K yellow gold three-tier stepped case is in exceptionally well-preserved condition, showing only gentle signs of use. The backside of case exhibits a charming rosy patina in the gold, a sign that the watch has been minimally or potentially never polished. The watch retains its original blue sapphire cabochon crown. The case back retains all of its factory engravings and hallmarks in crisp and clean condition. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade burgundy alligator leather strap with a matching 18k yellow gold Cartier tang buckle.


The original white Roman Numeral "Paris" signed dial is in very impressive condition overall, showing no major signs of age. The dial has developed a very subtle spidering to the top dial lacquer which is extremely common in this era. The original blue hands are in excellent condition with nominal oxidation present.


None. The watch is keeping time, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.