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.

36 Cartier Limited Edition and Extremely Rare Pasha Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Sweep Center Seconds, Diamond-Set Bezel and Cloisonné Enamel Dial

Estimate: € 18,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 22,100

Lot Description

Model: Pasha
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 2495
Year: 2000s
Caliber: 311B
Movement type: Automatic
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

In 1985 Gerald Genta modified the design of the Cartier Pasha initially created for the Sultan of Marrakech: his efforts gave life to one of the most known models of modern days. Genta made some changes such as removing the protective grid of the dial but kept the distinctive chain with screw cap. As sometimes happens with models so requested, further complications were added to make an object already fascinating even more precious for the collectors market and beyond. Some other times, the strategy adopted by the company is different and instead of embellish a model with other complications, it tend to create absolutely special quadrants. The lot offered here is part of the second group previously described and owns a really special dial and configuration. This reference 2495 is an exponent of a limited edition of the “Collection Privée, Pasha de Cartier” specially created by the French brand in only 5 copies. The white gold case has the classical Pasha design and also presents a precious bezel with a double brilliant-cut diamonds ring. The enamel dial is what make this watch really unique. Has been used the complicated technique of the cloisonné where the outline of the design has been created by adding compartments (the cloisons) directly on the base, welding wires or thin strips not more than 0.07 mm wide. These contours created are clearly visible at the end of the work, separating the cells in which the various glazes were inserted. The motif depicted is that of a beautiful parrot with a colorful background and 4 applied baguette diamond indexes. This watch is an almost unique piece definitely wonderful creation of one of the most appreciated watch brands.