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.

47 Cartier Fine and Charming Gouvernail Helm-Shape Wristwatch in White Gold, With Silver Centre Seconds Dial and Roman Numbers

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Model: Gouvernail
Material: White Gold
Year: 1950s
Case N°: 91332
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 27mmx27mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

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” has a very nice and extremely well preserved case in white gold with the iconic 12 outer “indexes” for the hours. The dial is perfectly geometric with outer minutes scale and Roman numerals while at 12 and 6 o’clock are present the signatures Cartier and France. Further preciousness is the original deployant of the Parisian brand.