Cartier - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: 1999
    Reference No: 2417
    Case No: 04/25
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.115, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    -Before Cartier had established its streamlined in-house watch production, the Maison was known to commission renowned horologists and designers to create their timepieces. Embodying the perfect balance between luxury and sport, the present Pasha Jour et Nuit is such an example, as it is a modified iteration of Gerald Genta’s original Pasha.

    -The “Day and Night” system, designed by the esteemed independent watchmaker- Svend Andersen, is an exciting and unique way to tell time. Featuring an unusual jumping 24-hour display, time is indicated by a large hand with both sun and moon motifs on opposing ends. Much like the natural courses of the two celestial bodies, night and day are differentiated as the moon-hand sets past the 6th hour on the lower bow, and the sun-hand rises on the upper scale indicating the hours between 6 to 18.

    -Made in a limited edition series in 1999, the present watch is numbered 04 of 25 pieces. It is furthermore adorned with a salmon dial, making it different from its normal production counterparts.

  • 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. 2417
Extremely fine and rare limited edition white gold wristwatch with salmon dial, jump hours and day and night indication, number 04 of a limited edition of 25 pieces

38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF30,480

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023