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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1960’s
    Case No: 355
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold deployant clasp stamped “12’120”
    Dimensions: 25mm diameter
    Signed: Dial signed “Cartier”

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is a fine and attractive wristwatch in yellow gold featuring a cart wheel round design showcasing a white dial at its center, giving the watch a sense of lightness and transparency. This small backwound watch will elegantly adorn the wrist of any female collector.

  • Maker Biography

    Cartier

    French

    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 wristwatch

卡地亞,18K黃金腕錶,約1960年代製

Circa 1960’s
25mm diameter
Dial signed “Cartier”

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 80,000 
€5,400-8,700
$6,400-10,300

Sold for HK$100,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020