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Auction: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: Two
was auctioned on: 31 May 2016
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Estimate: HK$350,000 - HK$550,000
ca. US$45,082 - US$70,843
Price realised:  HK$437,500
ca. US$56,352
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89 Property From an Important Collector Cartier Follow Ref. 2406 A fine and very rare white gold limited edition semi-skeletonised tourbillon wristwatch 卡地亞,精細及非常罕有,18K白金半鏤空腕錶,配陀飛輪,“Collection Privée Pasha de Cartier”,型號2406,限量生產,約1998年製 Circa 1998 38 mm. diameter Case, dial and movement signed
Manufacturer : Cartier Year : Circa 1998 Reference No : 2406 Case No : 3/10-1998 Model Name : Collection Privée Pasha de Cartier Material : 18k white gold Calibre : Mechanical Bracelet/Strap : Burgundy Cartier crocodile leather strap Clasp/Buckle : 18k white gold Cartier folding deployant buckle Dimensions : 38 mm. diameter Signed : Case, dial and movement signed Accessories : With Cartier International Guarantee Certificate dated 26 September 1998, loupe, polishing cloth, pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Catalogue Essay This exclusive semi-skeletonised tourbillon wristwatch is numbered 3 of a limited edition of 10 examples only manufactured for the Pasha de Cartier collection. The watch features a tourbillon movement coupled with a very unique display. The bridges hosting the tourbillon carriage are elegantly crafted as a double C for Cartier, giving the watch a very distinctive look. The exquisite craftsmanship of the tourbillon carriage is prominently displayed through the skeletonized dial. Produced in a very limited edition only, the present tourbillon wristwatch is crafted in accordance with Cartier’s aesthetic excellence and superior quality. Read More Maker Bio Cartier French Follow 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. View More Works

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: Two
Date of the auction: 31 May 2016
Address: Phillips
Hong Kong