Cartier - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips

    • Manufacturer: Cartier
      Year: 2023
      Reference No: WGCH0006
      Model Name: Crash "London Edition"
      Material: 18k yellow gold
      Calibre: Manual cal 8971 MC
      Bracelet/Strap: Leather
      Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Cartier deployant buckle
      Dimensions: 42mm length and 21mm width
      Signed: Case, dial , movement and buckle signed
      Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier fitted box, guarantee, loupe, tool, product literature and outer packaging.

    • Catalogue Essay

      - Most would agree that the Crash is the most iconic wristwatch manufactured by Cartier due to its exceptionally good looks and ingenious case design.

      - The present Crash "London Boutique" is an exact reproduction of the original London Crash made in 1967 other than the fact that it has "Swiss made" and not London on the dial.

      - Like the original models the dial lacks the Cartier "secret signature" in the VII and features an asymmetrical deployant clasp.

      - The Crash "London edition" was introduced in December 2018, available only via the London Bond Street boutique and limited to only 1 piece per month. Which means that by end of 2023 only 60 pieces would have been delivered.

      - The present example dates from 2023 and is in unworn condition.

    • 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. 

      View More Works


Ref. WGCH0006
A superb, elegant and unusual limited production asymmetrical yellow gold wristwatch with guarantee and presentation box, made for the Cartier London boutique

42mm length and 21mm width
Case, dial , movement and buckle signed

Full Cataloguing

CHF40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for CHF177,800

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Deputy Chairman, Watches, Head of Watches, Europe, and Middle East

+41 22 317 81 81

Tiffany To
Head of Sale, Geneva

+41 22 317 96 63

Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023