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.

54 Cartier Special Ceinture Octagonal-Shaped Wristwatch in Platinum, With Enameled Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 7,800

Lot Description

Model: Ceinture
Material: Platinum
Reference N°: 57689
Year: 1980s
Case N°: 27984
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 25x25mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

The origin of the first Ceinture dates back to 1927 and in 1973 Cartier re-released this model in two cases with different sizes of 25 and 27mm. It was named this way since the case looks like a belt’s buckle with a very interesting square shape featuring corners that appear to be “cutted”. In the past years yellow gold was the primary alloy used in the Cartier collection which means that find some in other materials is very arre. The present lot is a precious one since it has been realized in platinum and has been conserved nicely during all this time. The winding crown leaves the classic cabochon for a completely flat one, residing in a slot in the watch bezel. The dial is very minimal in the classic Cartier style with the inner closed minutes track and back roman numerals.