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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 3081
    Case No: 21727NX
    Model Name: Libre Froissée
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz, 059, 5 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Cartier crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold and diamond-set Cartier buckle
    Dimensions: 40 mm. length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier blank Certificate, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured circa 2009, the Libre Froissée features a particularly unique pavé-set case in the shape of a fan, complemented by a diamond-set crown. The watch dial is encased in a triangular shape with roman numerals at 3 o'clock, giving it a particularly unique look. Presented in like new condition, the watch strap is also virtually unworn.

  • 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. 3081
A lady's fine and elegant white gold and diamond-set fan-shaped wristwatch

Circa 2009
40 mm. length
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for HK$162,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am