Cartier - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 3416
    Case No: 10447SX
    Model Name: Libre Temps Moderne de Cartier
    Material: 18k white gold, mother of pearl and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Cartier crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold and diamond-set Cartier buckle
    Dimensions: 42.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier Certificate dated 2 January 2014.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Presented at the SIHH in 2012, this playful Temp Modernes de Cartier wristwatch is set with 508 dazzling brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.70 carats. It combines complicated gear mechanics with haute joaillerie against a Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial. The diamond-set rotating bezel can be turned and the gears on the dial would trigger the highly decorated swirling motifs. The diamonds on these swirling rings sparkle as they spin around the face of the watch. Accompanied with original certificate, this shimmering wristwatch is a perfect combination of styles and elegance.

  • 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. 3416
A lady's very fine and unusual white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with mother-of pearl and diamond-set gearwheel decorated rotatable dial

Circa 2014
42.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$187,500

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