Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

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

231 Cartier London Fresh to the Market, Exceptional and Incredibly Rare, Octagonal Wristwatch in White Gold, With White Roman Numbers Black Dial, Manufactured in London, Coming From the Collection of John Golberger

Estimate: € 100,000 –⁠ 200,000

Sold € 162,500

Model: Octagonal
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: HLSD1035
Dimensions: 30 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

It’s universally known how Cartier doesn’t back down when it’s about creativity and exuberance. The history of this French brand is paved with many incredible watches, often in unique shapes. Some of them are very well known and loved by the horological community (Tank, Pasha or Santos), while many others, due to their absolutely unconventional design, took time to be appreciated but then became real icons among collectors. Some of these underdogs watches are nowadays so rare that they hardly ever come up for sale and reach some incredible prices, such as the Crash, the “Baseball” or the Cloche. Cartier watches explore all shapes and sizes, but usually can be inscribed in seven categories: rectangular, square, oval cushion, round cushion, curved square (or “pebble” shaped), round ball shape, or curvy rectangle (these are also known as “drive” shapes). Anyway Cartier’s craftsmanship also explored few other design, very difficult to find and thus extremely collectible. The 1980s were a time of incredible creative turmoil and London was undoubtedly THE place where the most intriguing ideas took shape: a true design revolution with impressive, creative and iconic styles. The example here offered is an absolute unusual, oversize, Octagonal manufactured in white gold with black dial. The case is in truly remarkable condition, its back with crisp markings, London hallmarks, as well as the makers mark “JC” for Jacques Cartier. The black dial has painted white Roman numerals and stands out incredibly from the white case. Possibly unique with this type of configuration, the present specimen is one of the most impressive and unusual creation that came out from Cartier’ laboratories, son of a time when creativity and imagination where the most used “material”. The watch is even more impressive since it has been consigned and former property of the John Goldberger collection, one of the most illustrious and respected watch enthusiasts and experts in the horology world.