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
196 Cartier Number 1, Extremely Rare and Iconic Pasha, Automatic Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch, in Platinum, Reference W30012, White Gold Bracelet, Additional Leather Strap with Cartier Deployant Buckle
Estimate: € 125,000 – 250,000
Sold € 221,000
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Case N°: N° 1
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Additional Leather Strap and Cartier Deployant
In 1985 Gerald Genta modified the design of the Cartier Pasha initially created for the Pasha of Marrakech, giving life to the model known today, removing the protective grid of the dial but keeping the distinctive chain with a screw cap. As often happens with models so requested, further complications were added to make an object already fascinating in an even more attractive one to the collectors market and beyond. The present fine and rare, self-winding, water-resistant, minute repeating Pasha is a stunning object for quality and conservation. The fully platinum case strikes for its quality and so does the white-gold Cartier brick-link bracelet with concealed double deployant clasp. Equipped with a perpetual calendar, moon phases, the always fascinating complication of minute repetition with two hammers is activated by a button with a sapphire cabochon. The white dial is untouched and sees three circular compasses for days, date, months combined with leap year indication and opening for the phases moon. Moreover it is important to underline that this is a limited edition, produced in low quantities, it bears the engraving on the back that shows the number 01, the first example produced by Cartier for this model, a true pearl of history and sought after for any collectors. All these complications in a single watch designed by the genius of Gerald Genta make this watch one of a kind and highly appreciated by collectors, an authentic piece of art ready to be owned and placed in an important collection.