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Cartier Ellipse manual small - 1982 - papers

Cartier Ellipse manual small - 1982 - papers

Regular price 4.900 EUR
Regular price Sale price 4.900 EUR
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Our take

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A line that will make your head spin


The Ellipse is one of the watches that allows Cartier to confirm its place as king of shaped watches: an almost round case with double gadroons. And yet, it is a form that we rarely see, and which has been rarely produced!

All the Cartier DNA is present, both through the white lacquered dial with Roman numerals and the yellow gold folding clasp with custom-made strap. Additionally, purists will notice the mention of "Paris" on the dial, indicating Parisian production at a time when Cartier had branches in Paris, London and New York. A model with a mechanical movement in the Cartier tradition.

Its small size gives it a lot of charm and allows it, despite its double gadrooned case, to be quite discreet.

A very beautiful watch whose original dial, whose lacquer was far too damaged, was replaced by an identical dial from the same period. Of course, the first one comes with the watch.

Why did Françoise choose it?

Françoise could not pass up this model, which was both uncommon and often in very poor condition. If Françoise loves this watch so much, it is because it alone sums up the Cartier philosophy: matching the designs of the past to the present, with elegance as the ultimate objective. A model from the 1970s that is still as current as ever, a round watch, quite rare at Cartier, and very comfortable. A refined watch that will blend into any universe.


The 1970s were the starting point of a great watchmaking revival at Cartier. This was the appearance of the Must line of course, but also the dusting off of many case shapes designed (and for some marketed) since the beginning of the century. This Ellipse responds perfectly to this trend of reconnecting with the historic designs of Cartier.


25.7 x 22.6mm
Custom Cartier bracelet measuring 14.5 cm


Cartier case and folding clasp in 18k yellow gold / Custom-made Cartier leather bracelet

Usage instructions

Watch with mechanical movement (need to be manually wound every day). Movement serviced before sale.


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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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