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.

92 Cartier Fine and Charming Gouvernail Helm-shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 20,000

Lot Description

Model: Timone
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1950s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: RN
Case N°: 40790
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Case, dial, 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 seldom seen and what a beautiful feeling it is when one surfaces. The present specimen fuses with Cartier’s inimitable artistic refinement and finesse: the 18k yellow-gold round shape case with “Vendôme” lugs, back winder is extremely elegant and Is surprising of its quality. In fact, on the outer part of the bezel are still very clear and deep the engraved indexes, meaning that this watch has never been polished and used only occasionally. The essential dial is silver and sectorized in 4 parts with blue steel baton hands but with no numerals and only the Cartier signature.