A highly attractive and unique platinum asymmetrical wristwatch, accompanied by Cartier guarantee

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: 1996
    Reference No: 8876
    Movement No: 9'411'046
    Case No: A 112951, N° 1/1
    Model Name: "Cloche"
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9P2, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold deployant buckle, signed Cartier
    Dimensions: 25mm x 33mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a Cartier International Certificate of Guarantee
    Provenance: Antiquorum, The Magical Art of Cartier sale in Geneva, November 19, 1996 - Lot 616
    Antiquorum, Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces in Hong Kong, October 9, 2010 - Lot 307

  • Provenance

    Antiquorum, The Magical Art of Cartier sale in Geneva, November 19, 1996 - Lot 616
    Antiquorum, Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces in Hong Kong, October 9, 2010 - Lot 307

  • Catalogue Essay

    Synonymous with elegance is Cartier. This stunning platinum Cartier, a variation of the “Cloche”,
is rarely ever seen in its present state with such a unique dial configuration and case design. This unique platinum “Cloche” was originally manufactured and sold in 1996 for the auction “The Magical Art of Cartier”. Cartier commissioned two platinum “Cloche” timepieces made exclusively for the auction. The first example was fitted with a dial that reads “C.A.R.T.I.E.R.P.A.R.I.S” in place of traditional hour markers. Unlike the first example, the present watch features a dial with classic Roman numeral hour markers. Beautifully complemented by a chic, thin Cartier strap, this No. 1 of 1 watch looks absolutely sophisticated while worn on a wrist, exuding class and style with its asymmetric design. Never again will this watch be reproduced, making the present example the ultimate in exclusivity.

  • Maker Bio

    Cartier

    French

    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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Ref. 8876
A highly attractive and unique platinum asymmetrical wristwatch, accompanied by Cartier guarantee

1996
25mm x 33mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 
€9,200-13,800
$10,300-15,500

sold for CHF33,750

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