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

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: WHTN0006
    Case No: 4145, No. 88/100
    Model Name: Privé Tonneau XL Skeleton Dual Time
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, 9919 MC, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 52.4mm length x 29.8mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier Certificate of Guarantee dated 4th March 2020 and stamped Cartier Boutique London, Certificate of Origin confirming the present timepiece is numbered 88 of a limited edition of 100, instructions manual and red document holder.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The first Cartier Tonneau wristwatch was initially introduced in 1906. As part of its pre-SIHH 2019 reveal, the Parisian Maison added the Tonneau XL Skeleton Dual Time to their Prive Collection, taking its cue from the dual time model from the late 90s. In favour of using individual movements for each time zone like its predecessor, the present skeletonised watch is powered by a single Swiss-made, hand-wound cal. 9919 MC. Not only is this movement skeletonized to the point where it is barely there, but it is also perfectly shaped to match the contours of the Tonneau case. Combining old-school and contemporary ideas, this watch is the embodiment of form and function that pushes the boundaries Cartier’s mechanical prowess and distinctive stylistic touches.

    Numbered 88 of a 100-piece limited edition, the present Tonneau XL Skeleton Dual Time is the ideal traveller’s watch, crafted in platinum with divine proportions and is technically sound. Accompanied by its certificates, this is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a Cartier wristwatch from the Prive collection, representing beautiful timepieces that push themselves technically and break out of their usual aesthetic.

  • 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. WHTN0006
A very rare and attractive limited edition platinum tonneau-shaped dual-time skeletonized wristwatch with Certificate of Origin, numbered 88 of a limited edition of 100 pieces

Circa 2020
52.4mm length x 29.8mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$320,000 - 640,000 
€41,800-83,500
$41,000-82,100

Sold for HK$403,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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