Tuesday 29 November 2022

Lot 147

Cartier. A very rare 18ct white gold and diamond set asymmetrical wristwatch, Signed Cartier...

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Lot 147

Cartier. A very rare 18ct white gold and diamond set asymmetrical wristwatch, Signed Cartier...

Price Realised: £130,000

Estimate: £45,000 - £55,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 147


Cartier. A very rare 18ct white gold and diamond set asymmetrical wristwatch, Signed Cartier Paris, Crash model, Numbered A111456, c.1998
silvered asymmetric dial with printed elongated Roman numerals, secret signature at 7, blued steel hands, manual wind 17 jewel nickel finished lever movement, the asymmetric case numbered inside 7379, with pavé-set diamond bezel, diamond-set crown, the back secured by four screws, together with an 18ct white gold and diamond-set Cartier deployant clasp, European Convention hallmarks, with five additional Cartier fabric and leather straps, case, dial and movement signed
38 mm. long


Once featuring in Christie's Important watches Hong Kong, on the 27th October 2003, this watch has been worn and treasured ever since.

Popular urban legend suggests that the idea for the Crash came when a client of Cartier brought in his damaged Baignoire from an car accident to the London Maison in 1967 for repair. Likewise, a popular story is that the inspiration came from the watches in Dali's The Persistence of Memory, however the design of the Cartier Crash really has no connection to the surrealist painting. It's generally accepted now that the design was simply a reflection of the flamboyant designs that emerged during the free spirited and exuberant 1960's London.

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over £1,000 as follows:
0 to £50,000 - 4%
£50,000.01 to £200,000 - 3%
£200,000.01 to £350,000 - 1%
£350,000.01 to £500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding £500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at £12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website www.artscouncil.org.uk or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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