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    Sale 1243

    Important Watches

    15 March 2016, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 141

    CARTIER. A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET LIMITED EDITION SQUARE AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH WOOD MARQUETRY DIAL

    SIGNED CARTIER, CARTIER D'ART SANTOS 100 MODEL, NO. 03/20, REF. 2732, CIRCA 2006

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    CARTIER. A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET LIMITED EDITION SQUARE AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH WOOD MARQUETRY DIAL
    SIGNED CARTIER, CARTIER D'ART SANTOS 100 MODEL, NO. 03/20, REF. 2732, CIRCA 2006
    Automatic jewelled movement, 18k gold engraved dial with wood marquetry depicting a parrot, square case, blue enamelled feather and pavé-set diamond screwed bezel and lugs, diamond-set crown, back secured by eight screws, 18k gold Cartier double deployant clasp, case and movement signed
    38 mm. wide


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    With Cartier fitted presentation box.

    Founded in 1847, the success of Cartier resides in their daring innovations and designs. Through the Cartier d’Art limited series, the manufacture was able to combine new materials such as marquetry wood, straw and enamel with innovative themes.
    Fine example of the series, the present lot has a decorated 18 karat gold, enamel and diamond-set, case with an engraved marquetry wood dial representing a parrot.

    Numbered 3 of a limited edition of 20 examples only, the present wristwatch represents a rare opportunity for collectors of fine watch making.

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    lots are subject to 5% import Duty on the importation value (low estimate) levied at the time of collection shipment within UAE. For UAE buyers, please note that duty is paid at origin (Dubai) and not in the importing country. As such, duty paid in Dubai is treated as final duty payment. It is the buyer's responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due.
    (for watches) Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue have bands which may be made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile and which may not lawfully be exported from the sale site without a CITES export permit. As explained above, these lots are marked with the symbol (~) in the catalogue.Accordingly, for purchased watches that are to be shipped out of the sale site for delivery,Christie’s will need to remove and retain the band before shipping the watch and buckle.