Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 441

CARTIER, SANTOS, PLATINUM

A fine, very rare, manual wind, platinum wristwatch.

Brand Cartier

Model Santos

Year Sold to France in 1964

Case No. 46579/ 17880

Bracelet Leather with a platinum EJ (Edmond Jaeger) deployant clasp

Caliber K821

Dimensions 23 x 32 mm

Signature Dial, case (numbered) and movement

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 30,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Property of the original Swiss family
Not to be confused with the later re-edition, this particular example was inscribed in the Cartier Paris archives as sold in 1964. While the earlier examples sold to France were inscribed Cartier Paris (Bté SGDG - sans garantie du gouvernement), the later example such as this one were inscribed Cartier France and are rarely found on the market and its provenance is further enhanced by the multiple French platinum stamps and its original Edmond Jaeger deployant clasp.