Exclusive Timepieces 20 –⁠ 21 April 2024 | Monaco

Auction Details

Auction sessions:

  • Session I – Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 1 to 101
  • Session II – Sunday, 21 April, 10:30 AM – Lots 102 to 178
  • Session III – Sunday, 21 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 179 to 278

Auction preview:

MILANO
Hôtel Mandarin Oriental
Monday 8 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10 April, 10 AM to 2:00 PM

MONACO
Hôtel Méridien Beach Plaza
Thursday 18 April, 11 AM to 8 PM
Friday 19 April, 10:30 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 20 April, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Absentee bid closing:

Saturday, 20 April, 12:00 PM CEST

Live auction opening:

Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM CEST

218 Cartier Extremely Rare and Attractive, Santos, Automatic Wristwatch in White and Yellow Gold, Diamond-set Case and Bracelet, With Box

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

A 20% import VAT is due on the final price including premium, only if it is delivered within the EU.

Model: Santos
Case Material: White, Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: White, Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Year: 1980's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 2671
Dimensions: 28 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box

The Santos collection, born in 1904 for aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, has transcended its origins to become an enduring symbol of elegance and timeless style. This particular Cartier Santos iteration, crafted in white gold with interlinks in yellow gold, each adorned with brilliant-cut diamonds, is an exquisite timepiece that seamlessly fuses luxury, sophistication, and the iconic design synonymous with Cartier. The white-gold case, enriched by yellow gold interlinks featuring brilliant-cut diamonds, creates a visually striking contrast, elevating the watch’s aesthetic allure. Meticulous craftsmanship is evident in the details, with yellow-gold screws securing the white front bezel. The front bezel itself is a captivating blend of white and yellow gold, further adorned with additional diamonds that add opulence to the composition. Even the lugs are elegantly embellished with diamonds, contributing to the overall brilliance of the watch. Rumor wants this series of watches to be made for a Royal family during the ’80s. Crafted directly by the artisans of the Parisian boutique, this creation stands as an incredible masterpiece. Adhering to the classical Cartier layout, the white dial features the signature inner minutes track and Roman numerals. A discreet yet functional date window at 3 o’clock adds a practical element. The harmonious combination of elements ensures clarity, readability, and a timeless aesthetic synonymous with Cartier watches. Powering this exceptional timepiece is an automatic movement, marrying traditional craftsmanship with modern convenience. Beyond its technical prowess, this Cartier Santos in white and yellow gold with diamonds is a testament to Cartier’s enduring legacy in watchmaking. It captures the spirit of aviation, luxury, and innovation that has defined the Santos collection for over a century.

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