Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1995
    Case No: 50362A
    Model Name: Panthere
    Material: 18k white gold and emeralds
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Cartier bangle, inner width approximately 55 mm.
    Dimensions: 16.5 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cartier debuted its first Panthere timepiece in 1914 and the panther has since inspired a timeless and elegant collection of masterpieces. The panther is more than just a mere symbol for Cartier. The present bangle watch features the Maison's emblematic panther with emerald-set eyes and enamel-set nose, giving the watch a bold, sensual yet playful look.

  • 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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Various Properties


A lady's fine and rare white gold and emerald-set bangle watch

Circa 1995
16.5 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017