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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 0018
    Case No: 3'057'922
    Model Name: Colisee
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and rubies
    Calibre: Quartz, 057, 4 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold, diamond and ruby-set Cartier bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold, diamond and ruby-set Cartier concealed double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 24 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier service receipt dated 31 July 2015, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Crafted in 18k white gold and set with brilliant-cut diamonds and square-cut rubies, this excellent Cartier bracelet watch has been kept in very good original condition. The bracelet of approximately 165 mm. with a diameter of 24 mm. giving the watch a lot of presence on the wrist.

  • 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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Ref. 0018
A lady's fine and rare white gold, diamond and ruby-set bracelet watch

Circa 2005
24 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$187,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

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