Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: WSPA0022
    Case No: 4266, 259118AX
    Model Name: Pasha
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1847 MC, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Cartier bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier international limited guarantee dated 9th June 2021, additional crocodile strap and deployant clasp, setting pin, hang tag, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Inspired from a wristwatch from the early 1930s, The Pasha of Marrakesh, Thami El Glaoui ordered a specific timepiece from Louis Cartier. Cased in yellow gold, the watch presented was one that could withstand the active lifestyle of Pasha that was water-resistant to a certain level, a unique feature at the time. To accomplish that, the watch was equipped with a larger case diameter, a crown cover and a metal grid to protect the dial.

    The birth of the Pasha was in 1985 during the quartz crisis released by Alain Dominique Perrin, Cartier’s CEO at the time. Designed by famed designer, Gerald Genta, the Pasha embodied a masculine appeal that remained in line with Cartier’s iconic elegance.

    The present Cartier Pasha is one of the newest modern iterations of the model when it was reintroduced in 2019. Bearing some unusual features, such as a desirable green guilloche dial with four Arabian numerals, the present example was made as an exclusively for the Middle Eastern market. Fresh-to-the-market and being the first example to appear at auction, it is also complimented by its new-old-stock state of preservation and complete with its full set of accessories.

  • 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. WSPA0022
A very fine, rare and “new-old-stock” limited edition stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date, Arabian numerals, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, made for the Middle Eastern market

Circa 2021
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$163,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022