Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

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.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

67 Cartier Limited Edition and Elegant, Reversible Basculante, Rectangular-shape Wristwatch in Gold, With Cabriolet System, Reference 2391

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 15,000

Sold € 20,800

Lot Description

Model: Basculante
Reference: 2391
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1999
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 40P
Case N°: N°345/365
Dimensions: 25 × 38 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Among the many models, Cartier produced of the Tank this Réversible Cabriolet Basculante is one of the finest creations with unusual shape. The “Tank Basculante” model was launched to the market in 1932 and in order to pay tribute to this 1930s model and to welcome the new millennial, in 1999 Cartier decided to present a watch in a limited edition of 365 pieces such as the here offered specimen. Its case has been realized in 18k yellow gold with four-body polished and brushed case, cabochon sapphire-set on the bezel and solid case back numbered 345 of 365 limited edition. Under the flat sapphire crystal, there’s an attractive guilloché silvered dial, signed “Cartier Paris”, with painted radial Roman numbers, Cartier secret signature at VII, inner railway minute divisions and blued steel Spade hands. The hallmarks and engravings are all clearly defined and highly legible. This very watch is offered in remarkable conditions, worn occasionally and well preserved.