Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

122 Cartier Rare and Attractive, Rectangular Wristwatch in Platinum, With Baguette Diamond-set Case, Reference 1631

Estimate: € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 33,800

Lot Description

Model: Rectangular Watch
Reference: 1631
Case Material: Platinum and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1940’s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 24 985
Dimensions: 33 × 14 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, Cartier’s house was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry and watches making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. A rare women’s vintage cocktail Art Deco dress watch, this exceptionally lovely and rare piece is an unusual variant on the rectangular theme often seen in the Cartier Tank family. Featuring distinctive baguette diamonds and striking elongated lugs, its shape resembles the letter “H” and indeed has been manufactured in full platinum, Cartier’s favorite material. With a total diamond weight is approximately 1.5 CT, this timepiece is extremely rare to come by, especially as it’s in such a wonderful condition. Set with diamonds throughout, the Art Deco style and European Watch & Clock Co movement make this a unique potential addition to one’s collection.