A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
193 Cartier Very Fine and Attractive, Santos Octagon, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold With Roman Numerals Dial
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Model: Santos Octagon
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 8 170 921 177
Dimensions: 24 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
The Cartier Santos had its first beginnings in 1904 when Louis Cartier created a watch for his friend, the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. The lot here offered is an exponent of the Santos Octagon family, exponent of the 1990s trend for clean dial designs timepieces and geometric shapes in the cases. The present timepiece embodies, nearly archetypically, all these traits with a yellow gold really unusual case, preserved in very nice conditions. Its octagonal bezel and case are fully realized in yellow-gold with 8 round screws and sapphire cabochon. The white dial has the iconic and classical Cartier layout with black Roman numbers and steel blue hands that boost the appeal of this elegant lady’s timepiece.