Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1990
    Movement No: 6774
    Case No: 222'934, stamped with French hallmarks
    Material: 18k yellow gold and diamond
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 21, 17 jewels
    Dimensions: 29.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This fine Cartier pendant watch is a modern interpretation of the firm’s glorious past. Founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, the firm has been at the forefront of classic design and elegance for both jewellery and watches. Jeweler to kings and queens, the Hollywood elite, and everyday clientele who appreciate the workmanship and quality of their pieces, Cartier is a worldwide brand that delivers the best. The present timepiece is an elegant symbiosis between watches and jewellery with a beautifully designed circular case and diamond-set surround that twists at the top creating the pendant. Worn as a time pieces it has a strictly functional purpose, however its dual purpose is a fine jewellery piece with the added diamonds.

  • 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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A lady’s fine and attractive yellow gold and diamond-set pendant watch

Circa 1990
29.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$37,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018