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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
49 Cartier Limited Edition to 25 Pieces, Charming, Pasha Jump Hour, Automatic Wristwatch, in White-gold, With Night and Day Display, Reference 2417
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 39,000
Model: Pasha Jour et Nuit
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N° 04/25
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
The unique and inimitable design of the Pasha immediately became an icon of Cartier, perhaps also due to the history linked to its creation. The story is said to have taken place on the explicit request of a sultan of Marrakech also called, precisely, Pasha. In 1933 after passing numerous tests, the pasha El Glaoui got its “special” Tank, lately named Pasha. In 1943 the Pasha model was introduced in the Cartier collections equipped with a protective grid on the watch face and a screw cap fixed to the case by a chain, typical features of the traditional Pasha series. In 1985 a second, special, 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 chain remained. Anyway, in the years have been presented many different variants of this model with particular features and dials. One of those is the reference 2417 such as the lot offered. Equipped with an automatic self-winding movement, it features a massive and resistant white-gold case 38 mm wide: at 3 o’clock, on the band, the iconic winding crown with the chain and the cabochon. The leather strap is signed Cartier and comes with the original white-gold Cartier deployant. It features an unusual display of the hour. The central hand, bearing a representation of the sun on one side and the moon on the opposite side, is jumping to the next hour when the minute hand passes by 60 minutes. The hour hand is revolving in 24 hours. Very rare and somehow alternative, this Pasha is outstanding for personality and beauty.