Cartier - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: HPI00365 and 3309
    Movement No: 318
    Case No: 271
    Model Name: Pasha de Cartier
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and emeralds
    Calibre: Mechanical, 9613MC, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Cartier crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Cartier folding deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier blank Certificate of Origin, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Bold and sensual, the present diamond-set skeletonised wristwatch embodies the aesthetics and radiance of the iconic Pasha de Cartier. Featuring a skeletonised dial, the watch is enhanced with diamond-set bridges forming Cartier's iconic panther’s head. The eyes are set with two tsavorites and the nose is set with onyx, giving the watch a very unique and striking look. Presented in like new condition, the watch exudes power and elegance through its skeletonised construction.

  • 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. HPI00365 and 3309
A very fine and rare white gold, diamond, onyx and tsavorite-set skeletonised wristwatch

Circa 2015
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$450,000 - 600,000 

Sold for HK$525,000

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016