88 Cartier October 2021 | Monaco LOT 41

41. Cartier Extremely Rare and Unusual or “Coulissant” Baguette Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Protecting Cap

Estimate € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 15,600
Lot Description
Model: Baguette Or Coulissant
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1946
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 4 1/2
Case N°: 90571
Movement N°: Duoplan LeCoultre
Dimensions: 18 x 29 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Known as one of the foremost purveyors of high-end jewelry, Cartier has long held a reputation for superb watches and its principal strong suit has been high fashion and style. From the iconic Tank to the elegant Drive to the masterful Rotonde, Cartier has created a plethora of original fine watches for men over the years. The lot here offered is a totally groundbreaking specimen know as Baguette or “Coulissant”, rarely seen at auction in the last years. The massive solid yellow gold case has a rectangular case with reeded bezel, back winder and anti-magnetic protecting cap finely preserved with minus signs of use and strikes the view for its bald design. The concealed dial, visible only after opening the sliding window, shows a white quadrant with applied gold indexes, arabic numerals and baton gold hands.