Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 Dec 2019 | Monaco LOT 48

48. Cartier Very Elegant Gouvernail Helm-Shape Wristwatch in White Gold, With Silver Centre Seconds Dial

Estimate € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 10,400
Lot Description
Model: Gouvernail
Material: White Gold
Year: 1950s
Case N°: 1334
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 25mmx25mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Named Gouvernail thanks to its special case shape which immediately reminds to a rudder, the also know “timone”, affectionately nicknamed this way by Italian collectors, is very appreciated nowadays for its discreet and elegant design. The present lot has a fully 18k white gold case extremely well preserved: no other decoration are needed to bring out its beauty. The essentiality is in command in this creation and this is also demonstrated by the very clean white dial without any index and inhabited only by the Cartier signature and the two blue steel hands.