88 Cartier October 2021 | Monaco LOT 32

32. Cartier Paris Valuable and Unusual Bell shaped Calandre Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Black Arabic Numerals Dial and Papers

Estimate € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 7,150
Lot Description
Model: Calandre
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1988
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 6640
Case N°: A101280
Dimensions: 19.5 x 28 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Papers
Literature: Archive's Picture published in “Le Temps de Cartier” by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini at page 124.

While Cartier is known primarily for its jewellery, it also has a history in watchmaking. Bald creations and unusual design were, and still are, the basis for many wristwatch produced by the Parisian brand through all its history. The lot here offered in one of the most mysterious specimens manufactured by Cartier and not much about its history is known: wrongly often referred to as La Cloche, this lot is a representative of the Calandre family, characterized by its particular shape that reminds a stirrup. The yellow gold example here offered is finely preserved with a curved case, deep hallmarks and engravings on the back, one cadenas lug and another one straight. The white dial has painted black Arabic numerals, inner minute track and blued steel épée hands. Powered by a quartz movement, this Calandre is also provided with its original warranty. An archive's picture is published is published on the book “Le Temps de Cartier” by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini at page 124.