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.

169 Cartier Fine and Charming Lady’s Miniature Rectangular Shaped Wristwatch in Platinum, Diamond-Set Case and Duo Plan Audemars Piguet Movement

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 15,600

Lot Description

Model: Lady
Material: Platinum
Year: 1930s
Case N°: 5134
Caliber: Duo plan
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Rope
Dimensions: 19mmx6mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

As a creative designer and a pioneer in horology, most of the watches produced by Cartier over the years have always been amazed by its ability to totally break the mold with the aesthetic standards of the period in which they were designed. This happened with the Santos Dumont, the Tank, the Tortue and with the Tonneau. Also the field of jewelry watches has been variously explored and during a time when the watch industry knew nothing but round timepieces, Cartier was able to give birth to some really amazing pieces. The present watch-jewell here offered is an example of high level craftmanship and capability of of manage precious stones. This wristwatch is equipped with the Duo-Plan movement and has been produced in the 1930’s. Its unique structure make it a perfect accessory for a lady’s wrist. The pyramidal structure at 6 and 12 o’clock composed of 3 baguette-cut diamonds of different sizes and a brilliant cut diamond are of an absolute refinement. The two thin rings that tighten the rope that unwinds around the wrist are a further detail of refinement and attention. The silver dial with Arabic numerals is well preserved as is the yellow gold deployant. This lot is a perfect accessory for a female wrist.