Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1990
    Case No: 679’593
    Model Name: Cartier Panthère
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Cartier
    Dimensions: 16mm Wide
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Cartier fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Cartier Panthère roots back to 1914, when the first wristwatch inspired from the exotics hides of the kings of the jungle. The first example was set with onyx and diamond to simulate the iconic motif. In 2014, Cartier marked the 100th anniversary of the Panthère and celebrated it with a new collection.

    The present example in white gold set with emerald eyes and an onyx nose is from the 1990’s. Presented in excellent overall condition, this is an opulent wristwatch for an elegant lady.

  • 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 elegant white gold, emerald, onyx and bangle wristwatch with presentation box

Circa 1990
16mm Wide
Dial, case, movement and bracelet signed

HK$120,000 - 195,000 

Sold for HK$225,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019