Antiquorum’s upcoming auction in New York has quite a few Cartier time pieces this time and I mention the four most interesting pieces, that are worth giving a closer look.
LOT 25 – CARTIER REF. 28721 ROTONDE DAY & NIGHT PINK GOLD Cartier, Paris, “Private Collection, Rotonde Day and Night,” case and movement No. 113, Ref. 28721.Made circa 2007. Very fine and rare, large, water-resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with retrograde minute hand, special day and night indicator and an 18K pink gold Cartier deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted box. USD 15,000 – 20,000 HKD 116,000 – 155,000 CHF 15,000 – 20,000
“The Rotonde Day & Night is a very interesting piece from the retired ‘Collection Privée, Cartier Paris’ series. The movement is by JLC and is fitted in a 42mm Rotonde case. It is not a limited watch, but the number of pieces was probably not more than 100 pieces in pink- and 100 pieces in white gold. Antiquorum’s estimate is fair and probably what the watch will fetch”.
LOT 135 – CARTIER PLATINUM POCKET WATCH Cartier, Paris, case No. 4898. Made circa 1925. Fine and rare, thin, platinum, keyless dress / pocket watch. USD 5,000 – 7,000 HKD 39,000 – 54,000 CHF 5,000 – 7,000
LOT 225 – CARTIER REVERSIBLE BASCULANTE YELLOW GOLD Cartier, Reversible Basculante, case No. 785650741. Made in the 1930s. Very fine and very rare, unusual, rectangular, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with “cabriolet” system. USD 20,000 – 30,000 HKD 155,000 – 233,000 CHF 20,000 – 30,000
“Quite a sensational and early Tank Basculante, that doesn’t come by at auctions that often. Antiquorum’s estimate of USD 20,000 – 30,000, looks right to me. Quite a challenge this reversible legendary Tank that seems to come with a pin buckle”.
LOT 226 – CARTIER SQUARE YELLOW GOLD Cartier, Paris, movement No. 418490, case No. 20574. Made in the 1930s. Very fine and rare, square, 18K yellow gold midsize wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Cartier deployant clasp. USD 2,000 – 3,000 HKD 15,500 – 23,500 CHF 2,000 – 3,000
“Very special looking Tank watch with an unusual numbering, besides the fact that the numerals are redone, as Antiquorum quotes, this is a very special piece with a flat crown, like some very early Santos Dumont models. Antiquorum’s estimate looks too low to me.