Pre-Owned Cartier Stainless Steel Roadster Ref. W62019X6, automatic watch, features a 48 x 43mm stainless steel case with a silver tone dial on a stainless steel bracelet. Functions include chronograph, date, hour, minute, second. The watch has a 100m water resistance. Try on and enjoy this Cartier Stainless Steel Roadster and other pre-owned luxury timepieces at our La Maison Yamron Boutique located at the Waterside Shops in Naples, FL ->
The Cartier Roadster made its debut in 2001. Although the Cartier Roadster is no longer produced by the company, they are still readily available in the pre-owned luxury watch market. Given its bold design, unmistakable silhouette, and variety within the collection, they’re still very popular. The Cartier Roadster watch features a tonneau-shaped case (the French word for barrel). Cartier introduced the first tonneau-shaped watch in 1906. Almost a century later, the Cartier Roadster offered a much more modern approach to the barrel-like watch case.
Taking over his master’s workshop, Louis-François Cartier founded Cartier in 1847, amidst the subversive times of the ongoing French revolution. With the rise of the Second Empire, Cartier’s business grew over a decade, with the opening of the first Cartier boutique in 1859. Louis-François’ son Alfred then took over the business, moving it to the prestigious rue de la Paix in the jewellery district of Paris. Alfred’s own sons expanded the Cartier brand overseas, to London and New York.
Alfred’s third son remained behind in Paris to continue the growth of Cartier at home. His revolutionary ideas, such as using platinum in jewellery, earned Cartier the title of ‘Jeweller of Kings, King of Jewellers’ from King Edward VII. The celebrity endorsements didn’t stop there, with Louis’ friend Alberto Santos-Dumont commissioning a watch to wear while piloting his lighter-than-air dirigible. Santos-Dumont’s celebrity status made the wrist-worn watch, uncommon at the time, a must-have fashion accessory among men.
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