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
116 Cartier Limited Edition of 100, Asymmetric Shape Wristwatch, in Pink Gold, With Arabic Numbers Dial, Reference CRWGTA0043, Box, Papers and Invoice
Estimate: € 40,000 – 80,000
Model: Tank Asymmetric
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N°061/100, 4286
Dimensions: 47 × 26 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and Invoice
The Asymmetric is one of the most memorable and enigmatic watch models made by Cartier. Launched in 1936, its sloping shape was designed to make it easier to read the time while driving, without having to take your hands off the wheel and the sight of the road. This would also explain the very large white Arabic numerals positioned on the beautifully gray dial and sword-shaped hands in gold finish, a distinctive feature of Cartier’s classic wrist designs. This modern reissue created to pay homage to a model that has in any case marked the history of Cartier was produced in only 100 examples, of which the present lot is the number 061 as can be seen from the engraving on the case back. The two body pink case is heavenly preserved with a sapphire glass, 18-karat rose gold ardillon buckle, alligator strap and powered by the caliber 1917 MC. Further accessory of the present watch is the original red Cartier warranty, box and lots of papers/invoice.