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
46 Cartier Very Attractive, Ceinture, Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, With Roman Numbers Dial
Estimate: € 4,000 – 8,000
Sold € 7,150
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 780950458
Dimensions: 24 × 30 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
As a creative designer and a pioneer in horology, in 1927 Louis Cartier designed a watch whose shape was similar to a belt’s buckle. For this reason he named this model simply Ceinture, in English “belt” with a very interesting square case featuring corners that appear to be “cut”. The present lot is a special exponent of this family since it hasn’t got the classical square shape but a rectangular one. Its stepped case has been well preserved over these years and is much more appreciable since it is in 18k gold. The white dial is clean and pure with painted closed minutes track and Roman numerals. The two swords blue steel hands and the sapphire cabochon are two prominent details that give greater appeal to the watch.