Cartier - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 1991
    Movement No: 13'000
    Case No: W30012
    Model Name: Pasha de Cartier
    Material: 18k yellow gold and mother-of-pearl
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Cartier crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Cartier deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This fine yellow gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch belongs to the Pasha de Cartier collection. The minute repeating chimes when the cabochon sapphire-set button is pressed on the band. The case back also features a sapphire display back, allowing the viewer to marvel at the finely engraved movement with a pierced and engraved rotor incorporating the Cartier logo. Presented in excellent overall condition, this watch is beautifully simple and classic.

  • 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. 1991
A fine and rare yellow gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, leap year indicator and mother-of-pearl dial

Circa 1990
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$240,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$362,500

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016