A very fine and rare limited edition platinum perpetual calendar single-button chronograph wristwatch with tourbillon escapement and 8-day power reserve indication, numbered 02 of a limited edition of 10 pieces

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 2874
    Movement No: No. 02
    Case No: No. 02/10
    Model Name: Rotonde Tourbillon Quantieme Perpetual Monopusher
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9433 MC, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Famed for creating iconic pieces such as the Tank and Crash, Cartier has produced many wristwatches to cater towards the minds of various collectors. With an exceptional experience in creating complicated timepieces, the Rotonde Touribillon Quantieme Perpetual Monopusher was introduced to the public in SIHH 2007 as a limited edition of 10 pieces.

    The present example ref. 2874 is an exceptional example of a multi-complicated wristwatch from Cartier. Encased in an oversized platinum round case features a silvered dial with roman numerals. On the dial, first on the 12 o’clock position subsidiary dial is the month and leap year indicator. Moving clockwise on the 3 o’clock position, a subsidiary dial with two indicators are present, with a 30-minute inner track and the date ring on the outer track. Sliding down to the 6 o’clock position, the “Cartier” signature is present with an 8-day power reserve indication in retrograde style and a day wheel inside a window in French. Lastly, the 9 o’clock displays the tourbillon escapement securely intact with the signature Cartier bridge.

    The present example is numbered 02 of a limited edition of 10 pieces and has never appeared at auction.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 2874
A very fine and rare limited edition platinum perpetual calendar single-button chronograph wristwatch with tourbillon escapement and 8-day power reserve indication, numbered 02 of a limited edition of 10 pieces

卡地亞,型號2874,精細罕有,限量版鉑金腕錶,備陀飛輪、萬年曆、單鈕計時、8日動力儲存功能,限量發行10枚,編號第2號,約2007年製

Circa 2007
43mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 450,000 
€27,700-52,000
$30,800-57,700

sold for HK$312,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019