Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 230

230

Cartier Fine and Tasteful Crash Asymmetrical Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Roman Numerals

Estimate € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 169,000
Lot Description

Model: Crash
Reference: 169-91
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1990's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 160
Case N°: A108465
Dimensions: 20 x 38 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Known as one of the foremost purveyors of high-end jewelry, Cartier has long held a reputation for superb watches, mostly with excellent mechanical pedigree, but its principal strong suit has been high fashion and style. Among its innovative styles, first released by Cartier of London in the late 1960s, the unusual shape of the Crash claims inspiration from a car accident involving a Vice President from the Cartier London office. This lot has been manufactured in 18k yellow gold with cabochon set winding crown, exaggerated silvered dial with Roman numerals and signed Cartier Paris, secret signature at 7, blued steel hands, asymmetric case and completed by the Cartier asymmetric deployant clasp.