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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 4305
    Case No: 11
    Model Name: Santos-Dumont Extra-Large “Dubai Watch Club”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 430, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Cartier buckle
    Dimensions: 46.6mm Length and 33.9mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier Certificate of Origin, presentation box stamped DWC and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch was made specially by Cartier for the Dubai Watch Club - a collectors’ club based in the United Arab Emirates. Based on the Santos-Dumont Extra-Large model, the “Dubai Watch Club” version is an extremely striking interpretation with a salmon dial and burgundy-coloured Eastern Arabic numerals, keeping in tradition with special edition watches from the region. Its extra-thin appearance is thanks to caliber 430 MC, which measures just 2 mm high.

    Cartier special orders are incredibly rare and hard to come by - a special relationship with La Maison is imperative to be granted such an honour, and this collaboration is testament to Cartier's high esteem for the Dubai Watch Club. Moreover, only 50 examples of this edition were made.

    The present watch is furthermore offered in virtually unworn condition with the plastic cover still present.

  • 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. 4305
A highly rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with Eastern Arabic numerals, with guarantee and box made in a limited edition of 50 pieces for the Dubai Watch Club

46.6mm Length and 33.9mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF22,860

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024