One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
10 Cartier Limited Edition and Elegant, Santos-Dumont, Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Eastern Arabic numerals Dial, Made for the “Dubai Watch Club”, Reference WGSA0059, with Box and Papers
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 23,400
Model: Santos-Dumont, “Dubai Watch Club”
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N° 19, 4243
Dimensions: 27 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers
A collectors’ club based in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Watch Club has presented a couple latest special edition for its members. Taking inspiration from the Cartier wristwatches, specifically the Santos-Dumont, they offered a distinctive new take on the classic design. Available in different sizes, the lot here offered is a fantastic specimen of reference WGSA0059, the smaller version in pink gold compared to the bigger one realized in steel (the Santos-Dumont Extra-Large). Featuring a salmon dial inspired by the Santos-Dumont 90th Anniversary limited edition of 1994, the Dubai Watch Club version features Eastern Arabic hour numerals as is tradition for special editions made for the region. The Dubai Watch Club edition injects novelty into the design without doing too much: the only changes to the watch are the dial color and hands, although Breguet hands were historically found on many Cartier models. The best feature of the dial is surely the color of the numerals, which are rendered in a dark red that was meant to mimic Cartier’s house color. Notably, red numerals were traditionally found only on platinum watches, while this Dubai Watch Club edition is in pink-gold. Founded by local collector Adel Al Rahmani, Dubai Watch Club has some 120 members in its ranks. The club has commissioned a handful of special editions in the past, including from Jaeger-LeCoultre, Roger Dubuis, and H. Moser & Cie. Offered in basically unworn conditions, this very watch is sold with its original box and papers.