Extremely Rare Cartier” Helmet” in 18kt Yellow Gold

Price on request

Can any other brand claim to have had the meteoric rise that Cartier has over recent years?

Known as the Master of Shapes, the design language of Cartier watches is second to none. We always try and find cool and rare examples and this may be the best ever.

This is a very desirable large size Cartier Helmet watch- also known as “Ronde Squelette” , “Gouvernail “ or “Timone” We believe it might be unique on this bracelet and only a couple of others in different configurations have ever appeared on the market, always at auction houses in important sales. We are very pleased to be able to offer this incredible nice and extremely rare Cartier on Bulang and Sons.

The 34mm yellow gold case remains in very good condition with an outer ring holding the inner case with four balls. The winding crown passes through the ball at three o’clock. The white dial is signed Cartier France and has a delicate railroad track and blued hands. The watch has a matte, six-link yellow gold bracelet that is stunning and is stamped ‘12126’. The European Watch Company manual wind movement has been fully serviced by our watchmaker.

There are smaller versions of this watch that have come to market, in ladies size and on leather straps, but very very few in this 35mm size and only this one on this bracelet type, that was sold by a very prominent dealer many years ago. We understood that around 34 of these oddball -Helmet watches were made in different metals and sizes… talk about RARE !! We would be delighted to discuss this very special watch in more detail. Please contact us!


- Cartier Helmet dating to the 1950s
- 35mm yellow gold case
- Case serial 3-86xxx
- White dial signed Cartier France
- Blued hands
- European Watch Company manual wind movement
- Movement serial 775xxx
- Integrated yellow gold bracelet
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

This watch has been certified at Certifiwatch under registration number CF-0104028

Our Service

Each vintage timepiece is individually selected and carefully inspected by our team of experts. After we buy a watch it is mechanically inspected and fully checked by our watchmaker. If necessary, the movement will be fully serviced and tested to ensure it is running to our exacting standards.

We will always describe the watch as fully as we can in our sales texts. Our zoomable images are of the highest possible quality and form an important part of each watch’s description. We will never hide or cover up any element of any watch we sell.

Key to our unparalleled service is Fedex Priority shipping, fully insured. Once you have received your watch, we encourage you to inspect it thoroughly. If you are not 100% satisfied, please let us know. We offer a 14 days return policy. Simply return the watch to get a full refund of the original purchase price.

Our Warranty

We offer a one-year warranty on the mechanical function of the watch, starting from the day of purchase. We do not guarantee the waterproof nature of any (vintage) watch, unless expressly made in writing. Therefore, our warranty will not cover any damage done to the case and/or movement by water or moisture entering the watch. Our warranty does not apply to accidental damage or mishandling of your watch and does not extend to the bracelet, case parts (including pushers, winding stem, crown and bezel), watch glass, dial and hands.

We Love Watches

We are passionate about vintage watches and we love talking about them! That is why we don't sell our watches with a simple "Add to cart" button, but instead try to emulate a truly boutique experience online. Helping you find your perfect vintage watch is our Watch Department’s raison d’etre. Whatever you would like to ask, please do. Building our community of watch lovers is central to our mission at Bulang and Sons.

We Know Watches

At Bulang and Sons we have sold thousands of watches over the years. We are a small team of experienced collectors and connoisseurs who are all part of an extensive global network of buyers and sellers. We have a great reputation for offering only the highest quality watches. We have one simply rule: we only buy and sell watches we want to own ourselves. And yes, we are still collectors too.

We Guarantee Watches

As collectors, we know how intense the search for a specific vintage watch can be. Once you find it at Bulang and Sons, we want to make things easy, safe and fast for you. Therefore, we offer the most comprehensive return policy and warranty; you will not find a safer place on the internet to buy a vintage watch. You can relax and enjoy your deal with Bulang and Sons.

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