88 Cartier October 2021 | Monaco LOT 33

33. Cartier Paris Unique Piece and Highly Attractive Cloche Wristwatch in Platinum, With Arabic Numerals and Box and Tag

Estimate € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 78,000
Lot Description
Model: Cloche
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1996
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9P2
Case N°: N°1/1, A112950
Dimensions: 25 x 43 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Tag

The present lot is a precious one since it has been realized in platinum and it is very important to underline that Cartier commissioned platinum “Cloche” timepieces made exclusively for the auction “The Magical Art of Cartier” in 1996, but with different dials to make each of them unique. The two body asymmetric case with its extremely unusual design is exceptionally preserved with no big signs of use, still presents very deep and clear the engravings on the back bearing number 1/1 and the date 1996, being the year in which this edition was presented. Its dial is slightly different from the standards of modern times of Cartier, putting apart the guillochè decoration for a smooth and simple one with black Arabic numerals, outer minute track and blued steel Breguet hands. This Cartier with this asymmetric design is one of the most memorable and fascinating watch models and is provided with its original box.