Cartier - Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I Hong Kong Thursday, July 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1998
    Reference No: 2418
    Movement No: 115
    Case No: No. 01 - 1998
    Model Name: Pasha Jour et Nuit
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.115, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Before Cartier had established its streamlined in-house watch production, the Maison was known to commission renowned horologists and designers to create their timepieces. Embodying the perfect balance between luxury and sport, the present Pasha Jour et Nuit is such an example, a modified iteration of Gerald Genta’s original Pasha.

    The “Day and Night” system, designed by the esteemed independent watchmaker- Svend Andersen, is an exciting and unique way to tell time. Featuring an unusual jumping 24-hour display, time is indicated by a large hand with both sun and moon motifs on opposing ends. Much like the natural courses of the two celestial bodies, night and day are differentiated as the moon-hand sets past the 6th hour on the lower bow, and the sun-hand rises on the upper scale indicating the hours between 6 to 18. Unlike most watches, Andersen’s display uses the subsidiary dial to indicate the minutes, rather than seconds. Adorned with a pearl white “Clous de Paris” dial, a visual dissonance is also created in the layering of the hand-applied hour scales and Maison plaque.

    The present example numbered 01 is a rare specimen from Cartier, offered 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. 2418
Extremely fine and possibly unique platinum wristwatch with jump hours, day and night indication

Circa 1998
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$118,000 - 195,000 

Sold for HK$352,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2001

Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)