Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

1 Cartier Fine and Charming Pasha Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 2313, With Diamond-Set Grill and Green Marble Insert on the Dial

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 8,450

Lot Description

Model: Pasha
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 2313
Year: 2000s
Case N°: CC56134
Movement type: Automatic
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

The unique and inimitable design of the Pasha immediately became an icon of Cartier, perhaps also due to the history linked to its creation. The story is said to have taken place on the explicit request of a sultan of Marrakech also called, precisely, Pasha. Cartier specialized technicians invented a really efficient waterproofing system already applied to a Tank model, further revised to prevent water from filtering, especially in the winding crown, the most delicate point of the case. In 1933 after passing numerous tests, the pasha El Glaoui got its “special” Tank, lately named Pasha. In 1943 the Pasha model was introduced in the Cartier collections equipped with a protective grid on the watch face and a screw cap fixed to the case by a chain, typical features of the traditional Pasha series. In 1985 a second, special, revival of this model took place when it was reworked by the genius of Gerald Genta, making the grid disappear but the characteristic crowned cap, the screw-down crown and chain remained. Anyway, in the years have been presented many different variants of this model with particular features and dials. One of those is the reference 2495 such as the lot offered. Equipped with an automatic self-winding movement, it features a massive and resistant white-gold case 38 mm wide; at 3 o’clock, on the band, the iconic winding crown with the chain and the diamond cabochon. The leather strap is signed Cartier and comes with the original white-gold Cartier deployant. The revolving, graduated bezel act as a frame to the precious grid in white gold further embellished by a set of diamonds with brilliant cut. Moreover, the dial is even more particular since it has been chosen an unusual hard stone: green marble. Around the inner marble square have been applied 4 arabic numerals in yellow gold and at 5 o’clock is positioned the date. Very rare and somehow alternative, this Pasha is outstanding for personality and beauty.