Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 46
Cartier A fine and tasteful Cartier Tonneau-shaped Dual-Time in 18k pink gold
Estimate € 10,000 – 20,000
Model: Tonneau Dual Time
Material: pink gold
Reference N°: 2805H
Case N°: N°66
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 30 mm x 51 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Most of the watches produced by Cartier over the years have always been amazed by its ability to totally break the mold with the aesthetic standards of the period in which they were designed. This happened with the Santos Dumont, the Tank, the Tortue and with the Tonneau. The Tonneau represents the first wristwatch produced for men and was in fact received with a bit of skepticism when in 1906 it was presented to the world due to its particular elongated and curved shape able to remember that of a barrel (in Frances Tonneau) but slowly succeeded and became one of the most appreciated and sought after models. During these 113 years different versions have been made, and one of the most appreciated and rare is the present Dual-Time lot, produced at the beginning of the 21st century.
Two independent movements equip a large pink gold case with screwed lugs and double cabochon; the silver dial with guilloché decoration is perfectly divided into two by two separated time displays with Roman numerals and very attractive blued steel moon-style hands. Perfectly elegant on the wrist, this watch is sold with the original pink gold Cartier buckle.