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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: 2009
    Reference No: WJ306002
    Case No: 2623 and 24832NX
    Model Name: Alcyone
    Material: 18k pink gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz, 059, 5 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Pink-toned beige Cartier satin strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Cartier deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 41 mm. length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier blank Certificate, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Made specially for the Middle Eastern market, the Cartier Alcyone features enlarged Roman numerals at 6’oclock and 12 o’clock, giving the watch a very unique look. It also features graduated circles of diamonds which swirl around the dial, giving the watch a three dimensional effect when worn on the wrist. Presented in like new condition, the present watch is a very elegant example of Cartier's timepieces.

  • 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. WJ306002
A lady's fine and rare pink gold and diamond-set oval wristwatch, made for the Middle East market

2009
41 mm. length
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 

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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