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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1945
    Movement No: 33'019
    Case No: Hand stamped 010'153
    Material: 18k yellow gold, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Cartier bracelet, 145 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Cartier clasp
    Dimensions: 58 mm. length
    Signed: Case numbered with Cartier hand stamped reference number 8791, dial signed and movement signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc, movement further stamped with Cartier hand stamped reference number 33019 .
    Accessories: With Cartier fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For a very similarly decorated Cartier Object, in the form of a cigarette case and lighter, please see Cartier in the 20th Century, page 155.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cartier has always excelled when catering to the tastes and aspirations of its new clients. This bespoke gold and gem-set bracelet watch is manufactured to a very high standard and is offered in very original excellent condition.

    Featuring stones in a glorious set of colors, this watch can either be worn on the wrist, or hung from the lapel. This bold bracelet watch would have been worn by a cosmopolitan woman, travelling the globe and with this watch, made personal style into an art form.

  • Artist Biography

    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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An extremely fine and very unusual gold and multi-gem set bracelet form watch with original fitted presentation box

Circa 1945
58 mm. length
Case numbered with Cartier hand stamped reference number 8791, dial signed and movement signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc, movement further stamped with Cartier hand stamped reference number 33019 .

Estimate
HK$400,000 - 640,000 

Sold for HK$600,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am