Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.


Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

242 Cartier Attractive and Impressive, Art Deco, Square-Shape Wristwatch in Platinum, Onyx Diamond-Set Bezel and Silver Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Model: Carrè "Nain Jaune"
Case Material: Platinum, Diamonds and Onyx
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1920's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 14618 - 6619
Dimensions: 23 × 23 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The present lot is an uncommon representative of Cartier Carrè “Nain Jaune” family. Over the year this model has been produced in many metals and finishes making it a very appreciated creation by the Parisian brand. This watch model is called “Nain Jaune” in Cartier’s archives and the design was created in 1912 and was still being made in the 1920s due to its classic Art Deco style. This lot strikes for its great conditions of preservation considering its age. The square platinum case is definitely very uncommon to find with its “Art Deco” style, bezel and outer border set with large rose-cut diamonds, surrounding a black onyx triangle in each corner, wire lugs, rose-cut diamond-set winding crown. The dial in all its delicacy shows a great patina with its matte silver with painted Roman numbers keeping their bright black color. These Art Deco watches were usually delivered with black satin strap but considering the fact that the white-gold bracelet is correct for the period can be supposed that was ordered later by the owner and still presents the original Cartier deployant.