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

268 Cartier Very Rare and Attractive, Tonneau-Shape Wristwatch in Platinum, With Silver Guillochè Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 75,400

Model: Tonneau
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1930s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 12904 and 22541
Dimensions: 26 × 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Most of the watches produced by Cartier over the years have always been amazed by its ability to totally break the mold with the aesthetic standards of the period in which they were designed. The Tonneau is one of those and was received with a bit of skepticism when in 1906 it was presented to the world due to its particular elongated and curved shape able to remember that of a barrel (in Frances Tonneau). This lot is one of the nicest tonneau specimens aver seen with its well-preserved platinum case and cabochon. The engine-turned decoration of the dial is still very beautiful and the black Roman numerals still maintain their original vivid color. To further embellish this lot, the thin mesh bracelet with deployant.