Vintage Cartier “Helm” Gouvernail 18K Yellow Gold 35mm Watch with Box No papers

£72,500.00

Description

Description

Timeless Elegance Unveiled: Vintage Cartier “Helm” Gouvernail 18K Yellow Gold Watch

For discerning collectors and enthusiasts seeking the extraordinary, behold the captivating allure of this vintage Cartier timepiece from the 1950s.

Lovingly referred to as the “Gouvernail,” this Helm model draws inspiration from a ship-wheel design, a true rarity from its era. Crafted with distinctive “T-bar lugs” and a round case connected to the central dial by pillars, this particular version features four connecting balls and engraved hour markers with black enamel on the bezel.

The dial’s simplicity is accentuated by a bold brand name at 12 o’clock and a proud display of its nationality at 6 o’clock. The closed minute track, both decorative and anomalous, enhances the slightly convex mineral glass, presenting an exquisite ivory-white canvas. The choice of blued-steel Breguet hands by Cartier adds a final touch of elegance.

In a 35mm execution, this Helm boasts a manual winding EWC movement, featuring a unique crown integrated into the stepped 18K yellow gold case. The iconic Brick-style bracelet, adorned with a fold-over clasp, further elevates its appeal, creating a robust and captivating presence on the wrist.

Known also as the “Ronde Squelette,” this model debuted just after World War I, with only 34 known specimens, 31 of which were crafted before the 1970s, primarily in smaller sizes. The historic retail price upon introduction reflected its exclusivity, surpassing that of most other precious metal Cartiers.

This work of art exemplifies Cartier’s mastery of shapes, captivating even the most seasoned collectors with its rarity and allure. Seize the opportunity to own a piece of Cartier history that transcends time and fashion.

Specifications:

  • Bezel Material: 18k yellow-gold stepped bezel
  • Bracelet: 18k yellow gold, original Cartier
  • Caliber: European Watch Company
  • Case Dimensions: 35mm
  • Case Material: 18k yellow gold, original Cartier
  • Clasp: 18k yellow-gold folding clasp, original Cartier
  • Dial: Off-white with railroad minutetrack, signed Cartier and France
  • Glass: Mineral glass
  • Model: Gouvernail, Helm, Ronde squelette, Timone
  • Movement: Manual winding
  • Year: 1950s

Own a piece of history that transcends time. Secure this vintage gem and make a statement that lasts a lifetime.

SKU: S55R

Return Policy:

 

We offer a flexible 14-day return policy for our valued UK customers. You can return your purchase either by opting for free postage or choosing the convenient collection option.

 

Warranty Details:

 

Please note that our warranty covers manufacturing and mechanical defects only. It does not include normal wear and tear or damage caused by misuse. Additionally, submersion in water is not covered. Opening a case with a third party will void any warranty claim. Please be aware that wear and tear to the watch strap is not included in our warranty, as per standard practice.

 

Warranty Claims:

 

In the unlikely event of a warranty claim, please promptly email us through eBay, explaining the nature of the fault. Once we acknowledge your email, kindly send your watch to our London address. Please ensure the watch is adequately insured, as both the insurance cost and postage are your responsibility.

 

Payment Options:

 

We offer various payment options to suit your preferences:

 

  • Debit / Credit Cards: We accept all major debit and credit cards via Barclays. After agreeing to purchase a watch, you will receive an email link to complete the payment.
  • Bank Transfer: Complete details for bank transfers will be provided upon order confirmation.
  • PayPal: We welcome PayPal for online payments. Note that we only ship items to confirmed addresses eligible for Seller Protection. For further information, please contact us. We do not accept cheques.

 

Delivery:

 

Once your payment clears, we’ll dispatch your watch fully insured via Royal Mail’s Special Delivery next working day service. Please note that the watch or jewellery/accessory must be signed for, and we’ll only send items to a confirmed PayPal address (as explained in the Payment section above).

 

International Shipping:

 

International deliveries are at the buyer’s expense and are shipped via courier services (DHL, FedEx, or UPS) with full insurance.

 

Collection:

 

Collection is available by appointment only after we receive payment.

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