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!

59 Cartier France Remarkable and Precious Oversize Gouvernail Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With “Roue à 12 Points” and Black Arabic Numerals

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 54,600

Model: Oversize Gouvernail
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 36003
Movement N°: European Watch and Clock
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Since 1898, Cartier’s skill and craftsmanship in the creation of timepieces have proved to foundamental for special wristwatches. Always ahead of its time and eager to experiment with innovative shapes, Cartier gave birth to the Gouvernail, named this way for its design similar to a rudder. The present “timone” is even more special compared to some of its siblings, not only for the quality of the two-body yellow gold case with vendor lugs and octagonal crown, extremely well preserved in all its components, but mainly for the unusual 12 outer rounded indexes also known, Roue à 12 Points d'Or. The white dial is perfectly geometric with painted Arabic numerals and indexes and blued steel Breguet hands still maintains a light and clean color presenting no evident signs of age.