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

48 Cartier France Charming and Unusual, Art Deco Guillotine Purse Watch, in Yellow Gold, Designed with Geometric Decoration, With Box

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 7,800

Model: Guillotine
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1930s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9 1/2
Dimensions: 45 × 29 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box

The lot here offered is an extremely special creation by Cartier named Guillotin: its designation is easy given, considering the unusual way the dial is hidden behind two sliding windows activated by the ends that reminds a guillotine. Produced in various styles and with different decorations, this very watch is a remarkable work of art and craftsmanship combining a striking design, an innovative technology and mastery in shaping the gold. The yellow-gold rectangular case has an engraved Art Deco striped pattern, two sliding shutters, flipping open and closing by depressing the gold thumb bars reveal a silvered dial with Roman numerals and minute track. The present Cartier is a stunning and extremely rare Art Deco creation that perfectly embodies the genius of Cartier and is absolutely desirable piece for every collection.