Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2000s
    Reference No: 2804 H
    Case No: 21511CE
    Model Name: Tonneau Dual Time
    Material: 18K white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 8970MC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm length x 39.7mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Cartier certificate, instruction manual, product literature, CD, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1906, the Cartier Tonneau is a barrel-shaped wristwatch precursory to tastes of the Art Deco era that would soon follow. Both bold and proportionally ideal, today’s Tonneau remains one of the most iconic and elegant timepieces, retaining its original grandeur parallel to its predecessors.

    Distinctive with its barrel-shaped curves, the present Tonneau Double Fuseau wears elegantly due to its slim and rounded case that perfectly caresses the contours of the wrist. The elongated profile of this piece is beautifully balanced by the symmetrical pairing of the dual time zone complication, stacked on top of one another. Powered by two individual movements it houses the firm’s cal. 8970MC manual wound caliber, hence two crowns are fitted on the caseband for time adjustment.

    The present example Cartier Tonneau in white gold with a diamond-set bezel is a luxurious iteration of the famed barrel-shaped wristwatch. The present lot is offered in attractive overall condition and complete with its certificate and presentation box.

  • Artist 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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Ref. 2804 H
A lady’s fine and elegant white gold and diamond-set dual-time wristwatch with Roman numerals, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2000s
43.5mm length x 39.7mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 
€26,100-39,100
$25,600-38,500

Sold for HK$327,600

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)