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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 20, 2016

LOT 20

CARTIER REF. 3182 BALLON BLEU EAGLE DIAL WHITE GOLD Cartier Paris "Ballon Bleu," No. 18 / 20, case No. 88785PX, Ref. 3182. Made in a limited edition of only 20 pieces circa 2012. Very fine and rare, large, center seconds, self-winding, water- resistant, 18K white gold wristwatch with engraved American Eagle dial and an 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp.

Two-body, polished and brushed, rounded bezel, case back with 8 screws, cabochon sapphire set winding crown protected within an oval cage, sapphire crystal. Satine silver with painted radial Roman numerals, Cartier secret signature on the VII, centered by an engraved American Eagle. Blued steel epée hands. Cal. 049, rhodium-plated, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, shock absorber, hack mechanism.

USD 12,000 - 18,000

HKD 93,000 - 140,000 / CHF 12,000 - 18,000

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-9



Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 42 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.