Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: 2005
    Case No: 2880L, No. 36/40
    Model Name: Santos 100
    Material: 18K yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2671, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Dimensions: 33mm width x 32.5mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by undated Cartier certificate stamped Cartier Dubai Mall, instruction manual, CD and Cartier fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Louis Cartier making a wristwatch to his friend Santos Dumont, the Santos 100 was launched in 2004 as a true modern iteration of the famed model initially introduced in 1904. The first model launched encased in stainless steel, features a larger and thicker case than its predecessor, catering the demand of the contemporary trend. Successfully executed, today the Cartier Santos 100 model remains as one of the manufacturer’s most iconic wristwatches produced in the 21st century.

    In 2005, Cartier introduced a limited edition line of the Santos 100 featuring a diamond-set case and a cloisonné enamel dial depicting a motif. Manufactured in the Maison des Métiers d’Arts, or Cartier’s House of Artistic Crafts, the present example is a perfect marriage of art and horology. Depicted on the dial is a tropical “Toucan” in cloisonné enamel which runs on to the elegantly to the bezel. The present wristwatch accompanied by the full set of accessories is a fine limited edition timepiece for the discerned female enthusiast.

  • 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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A lady’s elegant and rare limited edition yellow gold and diamond-set square-shaped wristwatch with cloisonné enamel “Toucan” dial, certificate and box, numbered 36 of a limited edition of 40 pieces

33mm width x 32.5mm length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for HK$275,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020