CARTIER Commissioned by Charles Revson Vintage Gold Electroplate 'Ultima' II Bracelet
This very unusual Vintage bracelet (ca1970s) is based on the original LOVE Collection designed by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier. Originally and most commonly produced in solid gold or platinum, this particular bracelet was commissioned by Charles Revson and meticulously reproduced in gold electroplate as a more affordable option. The design is known as the 'Ultima' II LOVE Bracelet, serving as a symbol of timeless love and passionate romance. Crafted in electroplated yellow gold, the oval-shaped bangle features an iconic screw head motif that carries around the entire outer surface. Accompanying the bracelet is a gold-filled screwdriver and screw used to open and fasten the bracelet, which is hinged and clasps at the side. Stamped on the inside of the bangle are multiple hallmarks, which include: "© 1970 ALDO CIPULLO," "GOLD ELECTROPLATE," and "CHARLES REVSON, INC." The bracelet and accompanying screwdriver and screw come in the original box along with the original detailed insert explaining the origins of the piece. The top of the lid is labeled "LOVE BRACELET - An exclusive Cartier design" and "'ULTIMA' II Charles Revson" and the side is labeled "#6491 Small DISTR. BY CHARLES REVSON, INC." An iconic piece by a legendary maker, this stylish bracelet would make a romantic gift for someone special, and is a perfect addition to the fashion-forward woman's collection!
Measurements: The piece is labeled as a size "Small" and the inside of the bracelet (where a wrist would rest) measures approximately 2 1/8" wide and 1 5/8" tall, and would fit nicely on a small to average sized wrist. The surface of the bracelet measures approximately 1/4" wide. The gold screwdriver measures about 2 3/8" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold-plated setting. The hinge, clasp, screw, and screwdriver are in good working order. The original gold box shows some signs of surface wear, especially on the lid, but remains in good condition.