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Cartier Diabolo 1440Cartier Diabolo 1440

Cartier Diabolo Ref. 1440

With pleasure, we present this Cartier Diabolo from the 90s. This is the 18k version of the classic Diabolo design. With a diameter of 26 mm. this watch is most likely destined for a women’s wrist. The 26 mm diameter might sound quite small. This Cartier design does look a bit bigger than it’s measurements on paper.

The thick round watch case has a slightly sunken but domed crystal which makes the watch optically look bigger. This Cartier is equipped with their well known crispy white dial with black Roman numerals.  This beautiful piece is equipped with a white leather strap. Straps are changeable if this might not be not be your cup of tea. Available now!

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Details
Brand Cartier
Diameter 18 x 26mm
Model Diabolo
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 1440
Buckle/clasp Aftermarket plated
Year of production (circa) 1992
Lug Width 15 mm
Material 18k Yellow gold
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Mineral
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Cream
Movement Quartz
Backstory

Cartier was founded by Louis-Francois Cartier in Paris in 1847. As number 59 on the Forbes most valuable brands list, it is safe to say that Cartier is a household name in the world of jewelry and watches.

Don’t be fooled by the glitter and glamour of the brand though. There is serious watchmaking heritage present here. Think, for instance, of the introduction of the men’s wristwatch. Up until the early 20th century, wristwatches were for women only. But then in 1904, the Brazilian dandy pilot Santos Dumont asked Louis Cartier for a more convenient solution to replace his cumbersome pocket watch. Cartier designed the Santos, the world’s first ever wristwatch for men. Who knows, we may have been Amsterdam Pocket Watch Company today, without Cartier’s massive influence on fashion!

Cartier is primarily known for its classic designs. Another famous example is the Tank. Inspired by a Renault tank from the WWI era, the rectangular case resembles the footprint of those early threaded vehicles. Like the Santos, its design has hardly changed in over a century.

The recipe is clear: white dials, heat-blued hands, stark black Roman numerals and a sapphire cabochon in the crown. We try not to be too liberal with the term iconic, but it surely applies here! Countless variations in case shapes, sizes, movement types and materials have been made. From the Ronde to the Pasha and from the Baignoire to the Ceinture. A fun detail is the signature below six o’ clock. “Swiss” indicates that these are Swiss made watches. But some come with a “Paris” designation, signaling those examples were sold in Cartier’s flagship store in Paris, Place Vendôme. A particularly desirable and collectible feature.

Cartier remained a family business until 1964. Today, it is part of the Richemont group, like IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Panerai, among many others. The classical designs remain a favorite among collectors and fashionistas alike.

If it is a timeless watch you are after, Cartier could just be perfect for you. Most of its designs are based on themes over a century old. And they have looked fresh and relevant ever since. We are confident they will remain so for a long, long time to come!

Shipping
Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes, local duties and taxes, and items that are lost in transit. 
Please email us for more information at info@awco.nl.
Brand

Cartier

Model

Reference

1440

Year of production (circa)

1992

Material

18k Yellow gold

Crystal

Mineral

Dial color

Cream

Movement

Quartz

Diameter

18 x 26mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Aftermarket plated

Lug Width

15 mm

Set Content

Watch only