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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2008
    Case No: 983'173
    Material: 18k white gold, emeralds, diamonds, sapphires and rubies
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold, diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald-set Cartier bracelet, 160 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold and diamond-set Cartier concealed folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 17.5 mm. width and 25 mm. height
    Signed: Case and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is a modern day interpretation of the iconic “Tutti Frutti” design. Set with carved rubies, emeralds, sapphires and brilliant diamonds, the bracelet is also studded with cabochon rubies that appear as berries on a winding stem. The dial is furthermore fitted with pavé diamonds, which are set incredibly finely and closely together.The clasp is furthermore fitted with pavé diamonds, giving the watch a glamorous design.

    This bracelet watch pays homage to the historically important pieces within the jeweler’s archive.

  • 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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A lady's extremely rare and attractive white gold and multi gem-set tutti frutti bracelet watch

Circa 2008
17.5 mm. width and 25 mm. height
Case and movement signed

Estimate
HK$1,200,000 - 1,600,000 
€144,000-193,000
$150,000-200,000

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

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017