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Cartier Ellipse "chinoiserie" patterns

Cartier Ellipse "chinoiserie" patterns

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From Paris to Beijing, from the Roaring Twenties to today


It would be "just another Ellipse", Françoise would already be delighted to present it to you! The ellipse is one of the watches that crowned Cartier as the king of montres de forme (shaped watches). And yet, it is a case that we see little, and which has not been very produced ! But the excitement doesn't stop there! It is an even rarer edition of the Ellipse that Françoise offers you here, with this pattern work on the strap attachment. The most erudite will recognize  chinoiseries patterns. In the 1920s and 1930s created a hype for jewels and designs inspired by asian art. This style is called chinoiseries (which roughly translate to "kind of chinese"). This kind of design is clearly typical both of Cartier and the 1920s. 

The quartz movement brings all the comfort of modernity behind a design that is resolutely eternal!

Why did Françoise choose her?

Because she couldn't let her pass! Françoise had already seen this rather rare variant of the Ellipse, and wanted to present it to you for a long time! Although the design of the Ellipse dates back to 1970s, she is also particularly pleased with the comfort and simplicity of this quartz watch. If Françoise loves this watch so much, it's because it alone sums up the Cartier philosophy: drawing a line from the past to the present, keeping elegance as the ultimate goal.


The 1970s were the starting point for a major watchmaking turn at Cartier. This was the release of the Must line of course, but also the rebirth of many case shapes designed (and for some sold) since the beginning of the century. This Ellipse, keeping up with the chinoiserie style that had helped to establish Cartier as the jeweler of kings in the years 1910 - 1920 is a perfect example of Cartier's ability to stay modern while keeping in touch with its roots. 


Case: 22 x 26mm


18-ct yellow gold case and ardillon buckle. Cartier leather strap.

Usage instructions

Quartz watch serviced. 1-year mechanical warrany for 1 year. To keep away from humidity and heat.


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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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