Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 3202
    Movement No: 1117
    Case No: 395
    Model Name: Santos 100
    Material: Palladium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9611 MC, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm width x 40mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier instruction manual, loupe, cloth, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Regarded as one of the most iconic models launched by the famed Parisian house of luxury, the Cartier Santos was initially introduced in 1904. Created for a friend of Louis Cartier by the name of Santos Dumont, it was an effort to solve the issue of handling a pocket watch whilst in flight. To address this problem, the Santos wristwatch was born and it is believed that Mr. Dumont never wore another timepiece during flight ever again.

    Fast forward a century, the Cartier Santos remains as an icon with another yet successful reception when a contemporary iteration Santos 100 was launched in 2004 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famed model. The present example, encased in an oversized palladium case and featuring a skeletonized dial is presented in excellent overall condition.

  • 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. 3202
A fine, attractive and large palladium square-shaped skeletonized wristwatch with presentation box

Circa 2013
41mm width x 40mm length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$160,000 - 220,000 

Sold for HK$189,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021