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.

36 Cartier A fine and rare Cartier Asymmetrical wristwatch in 18k yellow gold, limited edition n° 292 of 300

Estimate: € 11,500 –⁠ 23,000

Model: Asymmetric Tank
Material: yellow gold
Reference N°: 2488
Year: 1996
Case N°: A113545 N°292 di 300
Caliber: 9P2
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 25 mm x 34 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement

The Cartier Asymmetric is one of the most memorable and fascinating watch models. Launched in 1936, its sloping shape was designed to make it easier to read the time while driving, without having to take your hands off the wheel and the sight from the road. This would also explain the very large and dark Arabic numerals positioned on the beautifully illuminated light silver dial with wave guilloché decoration and blued steel hands, a distinctive feature of Cartier’s classic wrist designs. This modern reissue created to pay homage to a model that has in any case marked the history of Cartier was produced in only 300 examples, of which the present lot is the number 292 as can be seen from the engraving on the caseback which also presents the date 1996, being the year in which this new edition was presented. The yellow-gold case has a slight oxidation due to time, but its charm remains absolutely unchanged. Perfect for elegant and everyday situations even if its ideal environment is a pilot’s wrist.