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

93 Cartier Large and Attractive, Gondole Jumbo, Wristwatch in White Gold, With Stepped Case and White Dial

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 42,900

Model: Gondole Jumbo
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 97B
Case N°: 970510373
Dimensions: 37 x 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

In 1972, Cartier embarked on a significant venture by introducing the exclusive “Louis Cartier Collection,” a distinguished series comprising twelve opulent gold timepieces. A standout within this collection is the Gondole “Jumbo,” serving as a testament to the brand’s unwavering dedication to timeless design and precision craftsmanship. As a homage to elegance, this timepiece transcends fleeting fashion trends and stands as a true design marvel, reaching new heights of sophistication. This masterpiece, a proud member of the esteemed Cartier collection, showcases the brand’s commitment to timeless design and precision craftsmanship. The Gondole “Jumbo” is available in both yellow and white gold, featuring an expansive and distinctive design influenced by art deco aesthetics. Its elegant double-stepped case, reminiscent of TV-shaped designs from its era, adds a touch of vintage charm. Whether presented in a vertical or horizontal orientation, the off-white dials are adorned with classic Roman numerals, chemin de fer markings, and blued steel hands. Notably, a discreet “Paris” signature indicates exclusivity, denoting that these pieces were solely available at the brand’s flagship Paris Place, Vendôme store. The white-gold variant offered here encapsulates all these characteristics and proudly represents the horizontal family of the Cartier Gondole “Jumbo.” In the current era, marked by a surge in vintage Cartier timepiece popularity, this well-preserved example boasts remarkable wrist presence. As a “jumbo” model, it makes a bold and confident statement, achieving a perfect equilibrium between substance and style. The white-gold construction adds a modern touch to the classic Gondole design, reaffirming its status as a timeless accessory for individuals with discerning tastes.