Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jun 01, 2024

LOT 269


HKD 1,600,000 - 2,200,000

EUR 190,000 - 262,000 / CHF 186,000 - 256,000 / USD 206,000 - 282,000

Sold: HKD 2,000,000

An a very fine and extremely rare, manual wind platinum vertical asymmetrical wristwatch with ‘Cartier Paris’ signature dial.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Cartier

Model Crash

Year Sold on 15th Sept, 2000

Case No. 118384AF

Bracelet Cartier 18K white gold deployant clasp

Length 39

Width 22

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Cartier fitted box, certificate dated 15 Sep 2000, instructions booklet


Cartier’s ‘Crash’ watch is an undeniable object of desire with its unique free-form shape and specially crafted dial, epitomizing the genius of Cartier’s design and craftsmanship. The inaugural ‘Crash’ watch, introduced in 1967, available exclusively in yellow gold at the Cartier Boutique London, possibly with only 15-20 pieces created. Hand-crafted in limited numbers, the ‘Crash’ watch is notoriously elusive, adding to its mythical status as an iconic, highly coveted timepiece. Its timeless appeal ensures that the original production models from the 1960s and 1970s, along with the rare 1990s platinum version, remain the most sought-after in the world of luxury timepieces.

Cartier’s ‘Crash’ watch, particularly the scarce 1990s platinum version, is a highly sought-after timepiece that rarely appears at auction. Antiquorum is excited to present this exquisite example, featuring the coveted ‘Cartier Paris’ signature on the beautiful original painted dial, and a platinum case in excellent condition with distinct hallmarks and engravings, accompanied with original certificate booklet and box. This outstanding timepiece epitomizes remarkable wristwatch rarity and distinctive design craftsmanship, presenting collectors with a great opportunity to acquire this iconic and significant wristwatch.