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Cartier Must Colisée silver

Cartier Must Colisée silver

Regular price 1.800 EUR
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Must Colisée : how to draw lines with a circle.

Description

The Cartier “Colisée” presents a new bold look compared to classic Cartier codes, with keeping with La Maison's excellence in designing shape watches. The round case contrasting the horizontal integrated lugs makes the Colisée a beautiful alternative to the more classic and simple models of the House. The Colisée has been declined in the classic range (in solid gold), and here in Must.

The Must range having been dominated by gold plating (on silver), we forget too much that Cartier was one of the only watchmakers to offer watches in solid silver, like this one! The warm blue index goes particularly well with the reflections of silver, warmer and less shiny than those of steel.

How to wear it

Françoise particularly likes the geometric boldness of the Colisée: perfect round case but horizontal lugs that one would believe delicately posed on the watch. Its contained size is sober, but the design makes the watch quite daring. Put it on a black strap to tone it down or a more pronounced one to highlight it.

Why did Françoise choose it ?

Françoise is very fond of the Colisée range, which is nevertheless shunned by many collectors. The upside of this injustice in Françoise's eyes is that it makes it a Cartier that you don't see on everyone's wrists!

Françoise also jumped on this silver Must, much rarer than the plated Musts. The use of solid silver also makes the watch more resistant in the long term. The reflection of silver is quite different from that of steel, but only you and a few collectors will know the particularity of this silver watch.

 

 

History

The "Must de Cartier" collection was launched in 1973 by Robert Hocq and Alain-Dominique Perrin, appointed general manager of this new entity.

This creative line not only allowed the Maison Cartier to expand its offer but also to offer a more accessible and offbeat range. The goal was clear : bringing Cartier to younger customers with smaller prices, while maintaining La Maison's codes.

After lighters, pens and even leather goods, it was the turn of the Must watch to make its appearance in 1976/77. The gold-plated Tank was the first to make its debut with the mention "Must de Cartier" and the two "C"s on the dial. Although the first models were made with a manual movement, quartz quickly took hold on these everyday and easy-to-wear watches.

Unlike Cartier watches in yellow gold, the Must line most often in vermeil (gold plating on silver) or steel, and rarely in solid silver, offer a very wide variety of cases and dials. Sometimes colorful, sometimes embellished with geometric patterns, these designs give a second life to classic models.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 24mm
Strap on Cartier folding clasp, for a wrist up to 16 cm.

Material

Silver case and folding clasp / Cartier leather strap

Usage instructions

Quartz movement serviced. To keep away from humidity and heat.

Shipping

Free shipping worldwide for any purchase over 100 euros after receipt of payment.
Possible customs fees and taxes depending on your country at your expense.
Hand-in for Paris possible after receipt of funds.

Return and Refund Policy

Despite the photos and the description, which we hope are as accurate as possible, we know that the relationship to a jewel or a watch is above all physical. This is why we offer a possible return for 15 days, no question asked. The watch needs to be in the same mechanical and aesthetic condition it was sent in. Reimbursement within 5 days of receipt of the watch.

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