Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 2509
    Case No: 361424MG
    Model Name: Pasha de Cartier
    Material: 18K white gold and diamond
    Calibre: Automatic, 311A, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Cartier instruction manual, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cartier launched the Pasha de Cartier collection in 1985 and since its initial introduction, the model quickly developed a diverse line up with the use of various case materials, dial configurations and style.

    The present example belonging to a limited series of 20 pieces displays a charismatic cloisonné enamel dial depicting the lively motif of a chimera. Regarded as a symbol of prosperity and longevity in Chinese culture, the present watch is a perfect charm for the discerned collector of fine timepieces.

  • 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. 2509
A fine and attractive limited edition white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with center seconds and cloisonné enamel dial, numbered 20 of a limited edition of 20 pieces

Circa 2000
35.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$160,000 - 220,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020