Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

177 Cartier Fascinating and Large Square-shape Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 2819, With Black and Red Roman Numerals

Estimate: € 35,000 –⁠ 70,000

Sold € 45,500

Model: Santos 100
Reference: 2819
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 2000s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 049
Case N°: 304565BU
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The present example cased in platinum is an oversized and luxurious interpretation of the iconic Santos watch firstly produced by Cartier in 1904. This contemporary piece is believed that was sold only at the Paris Cartier Boutique, with only four examples cased in platinum in total. This example, featuring blue numerals and a sapphire crown, was made in two pieces only, with the other two pieces featuring red numerals a ruby crown. The preservation of the massive case of 39 mm is notable with no sign of use and well-preserved edges. Platinum cases are without a doubt the most coveted and precious of all metals for all materials, most of all for the Santos since it has been manufactured mainly in yellow or pink gold.