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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3495

    CARTIER, "CRASH"

    PLATINUM MANUAL-WINDING LADY'S WRISTWATCH, SPECIAL EDITION FOR THE SALON INTERNATIONAL DE LA HAUTE HORLOGERIE (SIHH) IN GENEVA

    CASE 001-92 A109834, CIRCA 1993

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    CARTIER, "CRASH"

    PLATINUM MANUAL-WINDING LADY'S WRISTWATCH, SPECIAL EDITION FOR THE SALON INTERNATIONAL DE LA HAUTE HORLOGERIE (SIHH) IN GENEVA
    CASE 001-92 A109834, CIRCA 1993

    Mechanical movement, 17 jewels, off-white matte dial with stylised numerals, secret signature at VII, two-part case, case back fastened by four screws in the band, cabochon sapphire-set crown, 18k white and pink gold Cartier deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    Dimension: 23 x 39 mm.


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    US$31,000-38,000
    EUR24,000-29,000

    Accompanied by a Cartier presentation box and certificate.

    The "Crash" was first introduced in late 1967, and then released as a limited edition in 1991. A special "Crash" deployant buckle was produced for the series and also looked like it had been in a "crash".
    In 1993, Cartier commenced production of the "Crash" in platinum in a very limited series, of which the present watch represents number 1.

    An example of a "Crash" watch is illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Barracca, Negretti & Nencini, p. 295.