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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: WJ301750
    Case No: 032887SM and 2636
    Model Name: C Libre Tonneau Arrondie
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz, 157, 4 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Cartier satin strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold and diamond-set Cartier buckle
    Dimensions: 27 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watched is beautifully presented in a tonneau shaped case encrusted with pavé-set diamonds.

  • 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. WJ301750
A lady's fine white gold and diamond-set tonneau-shaped wristwatch

Circa 2010
27 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$100,000 - 150,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am