Cartier - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 2313
    Case No: CC56'171
    Model Name: Pasha
    Material: 18k White gold
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier service invoice from Japan.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Seen as a decade of easy money and ostentation, the 1980s were so much more. It’s a decade that saw the birth of generation changing musical genres such metal or rap, films like Ragging Bull, ET or Back to the Future shaped the industry for decades and Basquiat and Haring would make New York the centre of the art world.

    It was in this bustling creative atmosphere that famed designer Gerald Genta was commissioned by Cartier to create a watch that would take the brands history and adapt it to the zeitgeist of the period. Launched in the new line displayed distinct design codes: a round bezel, defined lugs, and a crown fitted with a cabochon secured by a chain connected to the case.

    The present white gold pasha is a proud child of is era, featuring a graphic green marble dial center, a diamond set removable grid protecting the crystal and a diamond cabochon on the crown.

    Cartier relaunched the Pasha in 2020, and offers a complimentary servicing of Pasha watches regardless of year of production until end of 2020.

  • Artist Biography



    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. 2313
A very fine and attractive white gold wristwatch with green marble centre dial and removable grid

Circa 1990
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF3,000 - 6,000 

Sold for CHF9,450

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020