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.

57 Cartier Uncommon Gouvernail Helm-Shape Wristwatch in White Gold, With Enamel Decoration Case and Silver Dial

Estimate: € 9,000 –⁠ 18,000

Model: Gouvernail
Material: White Gold
Year: 1950s
Case N°: 102468
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 28mmx28mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

This model produced by Cartier was named immediately Gouvernail, in english “rudder” and also known in Italian “timone”. No further specifications are needed to explain why it was chosen this name when looking at the present lot. Its case shape clearly reminds to that of a boat wheel and soon became really sought after by collectors thanks to the various precious editions which have been made. The present lot has been realized in white gold and with 12 outer “indexes” for the hours, the quarter were further embellished with blue enamel which recalls the material and color used for the middle circle of the bezel. Also equipped with Cartier deployant his watch extremely nice and collectible.