An unmissable sale for Cartier collectors

Significant Cartier timepieces and over 150 collectible wristwatches, pocket watches and clocks will be auctioned by Patrizzi & Co.

Described by the auctioneer as 'its most important Cartier sale in 14 years,' the auction will take place on March 9.

Among the highlights are three Cartier gems from the early 20th century; most expensive among them a Cartier platinum men's tank "Louis Cartier" wristwatch.

From 1929 and sporting an original platinum bracelet, it is estimated at $80,000-100,000.

Also for sale is a Cartier platinum, flat minute-repeater pocket watch bearing an engraved coat of arms.

A Cartier gentleman's platinum dress pocket watch set ($25,000-35,000)

Cartier only produced a mere 20 or so platinum minute-repeating pocket watches circa 1918. This one is estimated at $30,000-40,000.

Starring alongside these historic timepieces is a keyless rock crystal gentleman's platinum dress pocket watch set (pictured above).

Completed by Cartier in 1928, the set could bring $25,000-35,000.

Finally, a luxury Cartier piece from circa 1977 will also feature. The 18k white gold "Louis Cartier" men's tank wristwatch with matching bracelet, made entirely in Cartier's London workshop, is estimated at $60,000-80,000.

Collectors looking to buy as an investment would be wise to pay close attention to this lot.

As Julien Schaerer, Director and Watch Expert at Antiquorum, told us in his exclusive interview this week, white gold, steel and platinum watches will continue to do better than the other metals in the collectors' market.

Patrizzi & Co's sale takes place in New York City, with simultaneous bidding online.


Image: Patrizzi & Co

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