88 Cartier 16 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

An outstanding selection of 88 fabulous Cartier watches! Collected by a true Gentleman who spent his life in researching and cultivating his passion for the famous French brand. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of history of French Design of the last century!

14 Cartier Very Rare Tonneau-Shape Wristwatch in Pink Gold and Diamonds, Silver Roman Numbers Dial, Box and Papers

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 15,600

Model: Tonneau
Reference: WE400451
Case Material: Pink Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1990s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 8970MC
Case N°: 2849G 036529 SM
Dimensions: 26 x 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

Most of the watches produced by Cartier over the years have always been amazed by its ability to totally break the mold with the aesthetic standards of the period in which they were designed. The Tonneau is one of those and was received with a bit of skepticism when in 1906 was presented to the world due to its particular elongated and curved shape able to remember that of a barrel (in Frances Tonneau). This lot is one of the nicest aver seen with its well preserved pink gold case with the unusual decoration on the bezel where diamonds for each side embellish the watch and compleated by the “officier”-type screwed lugs. The silver color of the dial is still very beautiful and the black roman numerals still maintain their vivid original color.