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.

151 Cartier A fine and charming Cartier Pasha reference 2528 in 18k white gold with diamond-set, date and bracelet

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 13,650

Lot Description

Model: Pasha
Material: white gold and diamond
Reference N°: 2528
Case N°: 311356MG
Movement N°: 010C1
Bracelet: white gold

The unique and inimitable design of the Pasha immediately became an icon of Cartier, perhaps also due to the history linked to the creation that wants to have taken place at the explicit request of a Sultan of Marrakech also called, precisely, Pasha. Cartier specialized technicians invent a real crown waterproofing system already applied to a Tank model, further revised to prevent water from filtering, especially in the winding crown, the most delicate point of the object and in 1933 passed the tests, the pasha El Glaoui got its “special” Tank. In 1943 the Pasha model was officially introduced in the Cartier collections equipped with a protective grid on the clock face and a screw cap fixed to the case by a chain, typical features of the traditional Pasha series. But it was in 1985 that the second revival of this model took place when it was reworked by the genius of Gerald Genta, making the grid disappear but the characteristic crowned cap, the screw-down crown and the bold Arabic numerals on the watch dial remain. The present watch has a very rare diamond-set bezel equipped on a 18k white-gold case with a diamond-set protective crown cap. The white-gold Arabic numerals together with a window for the date at 5 o’clock, a fascinating diamond dial and a white square in the middle of the quadrant complete the structure f this incredible timepiece.