Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

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

136 Cartier Very Rare and Precious, Gouvernail, Oversize Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Silver Roman Numbers Dial, Made in London

Estimate: € 60,000 –⁠ 120,000

Model: Gouvernail
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 6921
Movement N°: 1483523
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Since 1898, Cartier’s skill and craftsmanship in the creation of timepieces have proved to be fundamental for special wristwatches. Always ahead of its time and eager to experiment with innovative shapes, Cartier gave birth to the Gouvernail or “The Helm”, named this way for its design similar to a ship’s wheel. The present “timone” is even more special compared to some of its siblings, not only for the quality of the two-body yellow-gold case with T-bar lugs made by Jaeger, extremely well preserved in all its components, but mainly for the unusual 4 rounded outer points. The white dial is perfectly geometric with painted Roman numerals indexes, out minute track and blued steel Breguet hands still maintains a light and clean color presenting no evident signs of age. This very watch is even more important since is one of the very few Helm model made in London.