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
68 Cartier Very Attractive and Fine, Pasha, Automatic Wristwatch in White-gold, With Diamond-set Bezel and Bracelet, Reference 2398
Estimate: € 20,000 – 40,000
Sold € 24,700
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Case N°: 338685MG
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Louis Cartier created the very first Cartier Pasha in 1932 for the Sultan of Marrakech. Cartier specialized technicians invent a real crown waterproofing system already applied to a Tank model, further revised to prevent water from filtering, especially in the winding crown, the most delicate point of the object and in 1933 passed the tests, the pasha El Glaoui got its “special” Tank. In 1943 the Pasha model was officially introduced in the Cartier collections equipped with a protective grid on the clock face and a screw cap fixed to the case by a chain, typical features of the traditional Pasha series. But it was in 1985 that the second revival of this model took place when it was reworked by the genius of Gerald Genta, making the grid disappear but the characteristic crowned cap, the screw-down crown and the bold Arabic numbers on the watch dial remain. The present watch has a very rare diamond-set bezel equipped on an 18k white-gold case with a diamond-set protective crown cap that matches perfectly with the white gold and diamonds pattern on the bracelet. The white-gold Arabic numbers together with a window for the date at 5 o’clock and a white square in the middle of the dial complete the structure f this incredible timepiece.