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
13 Cartier Limited Edition and Highly Attractive, Cloche Wristwatch, in Platinum, With Guillochè Arabic Numerals Dial
Estimate: € 30,000 – 60,000
Sold € 84,500
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N° 194243
Dimensions: 25 × 43 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
The present lot is a precious one since it has been realized in platinum and it is very important to underline that Cartier commissioned platinum “Cloche” timepieces made exclusively for the auction “The Magical Art of Cartier” in 1996, but with different dials to make each of them unique. The two bodies asymmetric case with its extremely unusual design is exceptionally preserved with no big signs of use, still presents very deep and clear the engravings on the back bearing number 2/2 and the date 1996, being the year in which this edition was presented. Its dial is slightly different from the standards of modern times of Cartier, with the guilloché decoration with black Arabic numerals, outer minute track and blued steel Breguet hands. This Cartier with this asymmetric design is one of the most memorable and fascinating watch models ever produced by Cartier.