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
265 Cartier Catching and Rare Santos, Square-shape Wristwatch in Platinum, With Black Roman Numerals Dial, Reference 2797, Box and Papers
Estimate: € 30,000 – 60,000
Sold € 57,200
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 20883CE
Dimensions: 35 × 47 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Papers and Invoice
The present lot is a nice representative of Cartier Santos family, whose first example was produced in 1914. Over the year this model has been produced in many metals and finishes making it a very appreciated creation by the Parisian brand. The here offered reference 2797 comes with a solid square platinum two body case fitted with a smooth bezel, recessed sapphire-set winding crown and a case back secured with 8 screws in extremely fresh conditions. The dial hasn’t the classical color that you find on the usual Cartier models, in fact, it comes with an unusual black color with white outer radial Roman numerals and inner track for minutes, sword-shaped hands and secret Cartier signature on the VII. The watch is topped by a water resistance of 30 meters and over 40 hours of power reserve and is completed by an 18k white-gold clasp, and its original box, papers and invoice.