Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

109 Cartier An unusual and large Cartier Gondole in 18K gold cushion-shaped wristwatch with Khanjar logo

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 15,000

Sold € 10,400

Lot Description

Model: Square Gondole
Material: Yellow gold
Case N°: 970510080
Caliber: 97B
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 38
Signed: Dial, Case and movement

Founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris in 1847, Cartier has always been recognized for its incredible craftsmanship and sophisticated elegance both in watchmaking and jewelry. The list of prominent figures who have decided to bind themselves to the Parisian firm is numerous and varied, ranging from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Andy Warhol until arriving at Ayrton Senna and Princess Grace of Monaco. This last character provides us with an excellent connection because when we talk about Cartier we often hear the phrase “The jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers” because in fact Cartier has provided special jewelry and timepieces to representatives of the nobility and royal castes of various nations. The lot offered here is one of these rare realizations made especially for the Sultan of Oman as witnessed by the symbol of the Khanjar at 6 o’clock. The so-called “Khanjar” watches were directly commissioned by the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, who is well known for his enthusiasm for horology and his own formidable collection and who ascended to the throne on July 23rd of 1970. The present Cartier is part of the “Gondole” family but unlike the classic models, this rectangular yellow gold stepped case was turned by positioning the attachment of the strap on the longer side and not vice versa, increasing its prestige and charm. The white dial has the classic decoration with the closed track of minutes/hours and Roman numerals in black with the addition of the already mentioned and much sought after Khanjar Logo in bright red and very well preserved.