The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
184 Cartier Fine and Stylish, Calandre, Bell Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Black Roman numbers Dial
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 810 820 302
Dimensions: 22 × 29 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
While Cartier is known primarily for its jewelry, it also has a history in watchmaking. Bald creations and unusual design were, and still are, the basis for many wristwatches produced by the Parisian brand through all its history. The lot here offered in one of the most mysterious specimens manufactured by Cartier and not much about its history is known: wrongly often referred to as La Cloche, this lot is a representative of the Calandre family, characterized by its particular shape that reminds a stirrup. Also referred to as “Staffa”, among Italians collectors, the yellow-gold example here offered is finely preserved with a curved case, deep hallmarks and engravings on the back, one mobile lug and another one straight. The white dial has painted black Roman numerals, inner minute track and blued steel hands, the unmistakable Cartier’s style. Powered by a quartz movement, this Calandre is also absolutely elegant and charming.