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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: CRW2020052
    Movement No: No. 492
    Case No: 3372, No. 350
    Model Name: Santos Dumont Skeleton Carbon
    Material: ADLC-coated titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9612 MC, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Blackened 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm length x 36.8mm width diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier certificate stamped Eye Jewelry Umaki dated 2nd June 2017, Certificate of Origin, instruction manual, loupe, cloth, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Originally created on the request of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont in the early 20th century, the model was made in series starting from 1911 and the Cartier Santos was born. Featuring an distinctive square-shaped case with rounded edges, the model remains as one of the firm’s flagship timepieces still in production today with many variants and complications developed.

    The present contemporary example Cartier Santos Dumont cased in an all-black ADLC-coated titanium case with a fully skeletonized dial with its movement blackened to achieve its all-black appeal is a wonderful interpretation of the famed model. Displaying pure aesthetics, the lightweight titanium case not only provides a comfortable wrist presence but also a cool appeal. Offered in “like new” overall condition and complete with its full set of accessories, the present example from circa 2017 is a perfect choice for daily wear.

  • 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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Ref. CRW2020052
A fine and attractive DLC-coated titanium skeletonised square-shaped wristwatch with certificate and presentation box

Circa 2017
37mm length x 36.8mm width diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$115,000 - 195,000 
€13,500-22,800
$14,700-25,000

Sold for HK$176,400

Contact Specialist

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022