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
233 Cartier Special and Precious Ceinture, Octagonal-Shaped Wristwatch in White Gold, With Enameled Roman Numbers Dial and Diamond-set Bezel
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 19,500
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Case N°: 780990323
Dimensions: 27 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
The origin of the first Ceinture dates back to 1927 and in 1973 Cartier re-released this model in two cases with different sizes of 25 and 27 mm. It was named this way since the case looks like a belt’s buckle with a very interesting square shape featuring corners that appear to be “cut”. In the past years, yellow gold was the primary alloy used in the Cartier collection which means that finding some in other materials is very rare. The present lot is a precious one since it has been realized in white gold with diamond-set decoration on both the bezels and has been conserved nicely during all this time. The winding crown leaves the classic cabochon for a completely flat one, residing in a slot in the watch bezel. The dial is very minimal in the classic Cartier style with the inner closed minutes track and back Roman numerals.