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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 2848
    Case No: 96118MX
    Model Name: Roadster
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 8510, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Cartier folding clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Width x 58mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Cartier Roadster is a tribute to the 1950’s golden era of the sports car. Reflecting the model name, is the aesthetics of the case and the design of the dial layout, which reminisces the aura of 1950’s racing machines. Debuted in the early 2000’s, this present example is presented in pink gold with and attractive chocolate dial to match the case.

  • 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. 2848
A pink gold chronograph wristwatch with date

Circa 2008
40mm Width x 58mm Length
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$40,000 - 62,000 

Sold for HK$56,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019