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Cartier Roadster

$3,750

Pre-Owned Cartier 35mm Roadster Black Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet 2510
Silver-tone stainless steel case with a silver-tone stainless steel bracelet. Fixed silver-tone stainless steel bezel. Black dial with silver-tone hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands. Date display at the 3 o’clock position. Automatic movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Pull / push crown. Solid case back. Tonneau case shape, case size: 35 mm, case thickness: 10 mm. Band width: 18 mm, band length: 7 inches. Hidden clasp. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: date, hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made.

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Additional information

Band Color

Stainless Steel

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Bracelet

Bracelet

Brand

Cartier

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Caseback

Solid

Case Size

35mm

Clasp

Deployant

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Case Finish

Polished

Movement

Automatic

Warranty

1-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0001098
Model #2510
Model NameRoadster

Description

It is appropriate that one of the world’s most luxurious watch brands still bares the family name that created the brand, as its growth truly was a family affair.  Cartier was formed in 1847, when the first Cartier took over the workshop of his master, later passing control onto his son who moved the shop to the jewelry district in Paris.  The third generation truly made Cartier a worldwide brand when the three grandsons set up shop in Paris, London and New York.   The innovative use of platinum by Louis Cartier inspired King Edward VII to entitle Cartier, the “Jeweler of Kings, King of Jewelers.”   Louis also created one of the world’s first wristwatches for men after his pilot friend Alberto Santos-Dumont requested a practical watch to wear in his dirigible.   The modern Santos Cartier watch owes its existence to this beginning.   While the Santos watch was innovative, in 1919, Louis created the watch that Cartier is most renowned for producing, the Cartier Tank, inspired by the tanks of World War I.  While the tank’s overall shape reflected the rectangular shape of the military tank, it was the watch’s Art Deco embellishments that made it an enduring favorite of world renowned personalities and people of influence.  A Cartier Tank watch continues to attract enthusiasts smitten with its old-world charm, luxurious refinements and unusual shape.  When the last of the three brothers died in 1964, the Cartier company was divided up.  While the original family was no longer involved, the Cartier brand’s influence did not fade.  Individuals and groups of investors alike revived the brand and continued to explore new ways to introduce luxury to their products.  In 1988, the Cartier group purchased the greater part of watchmakers Piaget and Baume & Mercier holdings and in 1991, Cartier established an international foundation to encourage the art of watchmaking.  While Cartier is known throughout the world for luxurious jewelry and refinement, the company never lost its love of fine watch making, which is why watch enthusiasts continue to be attracted to Cartier.

The Cartier Roadster was introduced in 2001 as a tribute to automobile.  Many watchmakers have collections dedicated to motor racing, but Cartier emphasized the luxurious touring in a roadster from the vintage era of fine automobiles.  The barrel shaped case is all Cartier, which their preference for unusual shaped cases.  It is the curved date window integrated with the crown that most reflects a vintage automobile with its reference to the curved windshield.  Other discreet features are found in the rally track on the dial and the recessed screw areas on the lugs that emulate the recessed headlamps of vintage sports cars.  Besides being visually attractive, the Roadster design also includes a practical quick-release that simplifies swapping bracelets for straps to fit the occasion.   This Cartier Roadster is no longer produced by Cartier.  Watchworks is pleased to offer it to you.