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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: W7100041
    Movement No: 3299
    Case No: 446195QX
    Model Name: Calibre de Cartier
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1904-PS MC, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 45mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2010, Cartier unveiled the Calibre de Cartier, simply named to celebrate the firm’s new triumph in watchmaking, it is fitted with the first automatic in-house movement cal. 1904 MC, which pays homage to the very birth year of the firm’s first wristwatch for Alberto Santos Dumont. The present example in stainless steel strikes a perfect balance between power and finesse. Measuring at a robust 45mm diameter, the stunning black dial bears signature design codes of Cartier such the Roman numerals with the discrete logo at 11 o’clock. Dominated with masculine presence, the oversized XII numeral shines harmoniously with the mirrored polish center second ring. Adding attraction to the timepiece is the hexagon crown decorated with a sapphire cabochon. Handsome in proportions, spectators can also admire the movement from its sapphire case back. Furthermore, the present example is offered in excellent condition from its original owner.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

Σ1098

Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. W7100041
A very fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with small seconds and date

Circa 2010
45mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$20,000 - 40,000 
€2,100-4,300
$2,600-5,100

Sold for HK$32,760

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021