Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 231
Cartier A fine and very rare Cartier Pasha in 18k yellow gold automatic minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap year indication. Mother of pearl dial. Full
Estimate € 50,000 – 100,000
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: W30012
Case N°: N° 69
Bracelet: yellow gold or PINK?
Signed: Dial, Case and movement
In 1985 Gerald Genta modified the design of the Cartier Pasha initially created for the Pasha of Marrakech, giving life to the model known today, removing the protective grid of the dial but keeping the distinctive chain with screw cap. As often happens with models so requested, further complications were added to make an object already fascinating in an even more attractive one to the collectors market and beyond. Thus was born the reference W30012. This unique watch exudes power and elegance through its construction, characterized by a round water resistant case, baton and Arabic 12 numerals in gold, the aforementioned screw cap fixed to the case by a small chain, sword-shaped hands and a transparent case back. The always fascinating complication of minute repetition with two hammers is activated by a button with a sapphire cabochon, the white dial with circular engraved central decoration sees three oval compasses for day, date, month combined with leap year indication and opening for the phases moon. Also equipped with an original bracelet, rarely has a Pasha like this been seen on the market, considered by many to be a true masterpiece of technical and aesthetic research.