Cartier - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 2509
    Case No: 361424MG
    Model Name: Pasha de Cartier
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and enamel
    Calibre: Automatic, 311A, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Red crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Cartier deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 35.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cartier has created masterpieces in tribute to the spirit of ancient China from 1920 onwards. Bold, fierce and elegantly powerful, the present white gold and diamond-set wristwatch is fitted with a cloisonné enamel dial depicting a turquoise chimera against orange and yellow crest cloud, which is also a symbol of longevity and success. The present watch, in pristine condition, is finished with marvellous colour combinations.

  • 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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Various Properties


Ref. 2509
A fine and rare white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and cloisonné enamel dial

Circa 2000
35.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$220,000 - 320,000 

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016