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!

58 Cartier Very Unusual and Extremely Rare Art Deco Bebè Guillotin Wristwatch in Yellow Gold With Black Enamel Bezel, Concealed Dial and Certificate

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 71,500

Lot Description

Model: Bebè Guillotin
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1933
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 7 3/4'''
Case N°: 831
Movement N°: European Watch and Co N°18823
Dimensions: 20 x 41 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Certificate

The preciousness of a watch is not only given by the material used to make it but by many other small factors that go on to significantly affect the course of history. The lot here offered is an extremely special creation by Cartier named Bebè Guillotin: its designation is easy given, considering the unusual way the dial is hidden behind two sliding windows activated by the ends that reminds a guillotine. Produced in a very limited series, this very watch is a remarkable work of art and craftsmanship combining a striking design, an innovative technology and mastery in shaping the gold. The two-body solid yellow gold case has finely enamel decoration with black radiating Roman numerals and horizontal stripes with deep and crisp hallmarks at 6 o’clock. When the top and bottom are pressed two shutters open revealing the painted off-white with painted minute track dial. The flat beaded winding crown charge and move the two blue steel Breguet hands on the dial. Produced in 193 and powered by a manual EWC & Co movement, the present Cartier is a stunning and extremely rare Art Deco creation that perfectly embodies the genius of Cartier and is absolutely desirable piece for every collection, also for been provided with Cartier certificate.