88 Cartier October 2021 | Monaco LOT 53

53. Cartier Very Elegant and Rare London Allongée Octagonal Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Case Bearing London Hallmarks and Numbers

Estimate € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 156,000
Lot Description
Model: Octogonal Allongée
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1960's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 845
Case N°: 9799
Dimensions: 19 x 38 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. Among its innovative styles, the here offered Octogonale Allongée it’s one of the most unusual creation made by the Parisian genius. The predilection for elongated shapes has always been a master for Cartier but the use of multi angles figures is not to common to see and that’s what make this very lot absolutely a gem for collectors. The two-body sloped octagonal case in yellow gold is stunning for proportions and quality, with very clear serial numbers on the back. To set the time the iconic blue cabochon on the crown at 3 o’clock in intact condition. The white dial is full of charm with its painted radial Roman numerals and indexes and blued steel "épée" hands. Rarely seen at auction, the present watch is absolutely one of the “must have” for every true watch collector and passionate.