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CARTIER. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD LIMITED EDITION RECTANGULAR DRIVER'S WRISTWATCH, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF CARTIER'S BOUTIQUE AT 13 RUE DE LA PAIX IN PARIS
CARTIER. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD LIMITED EDITION RECTANGULAR DRIVER'S WRISTWATCH, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF CARTIER'S BOUTIQUE AT 13 RUE DE LA PAIX IN PARIS
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CARTIER. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD LIMITED EDITION RECTANGULAR DRIVER'S WRISTWATCH, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF CARTIER'S BOUTIQUE AT 13 RUE DE LA PAIX IN PARIS

SIGNED CARTIER, PARIS, DRIVER MODEL, NO. 10/13, REF. 2453B, CIRCA 1999

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CARTIER. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD LIMITED EDITION RECTANGULAR DRIVER'S WRISTWATCH, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF CARTIER'S BOUTIQUE AT 13 RUE DE LA PAIX IN PARIS
SIGNED CARTIER, PARIS, DRIVER MODEL, NO. 10/13, REF. 2453B, CIRCA 1999
Cal. 5 1/2''' mechanical movement, 18 jewels, salmon engine-turned dial, Roman numerals with Arabic 13 at 12 o'clock, rectangular curved case, winding crown to the back secured by four screws in the band, case back engraved 1899-1999 13 Rue de la Paix, cylindrical lug to the upper end, 18k white gold Cartier deployant buckle attached to the lower cylindrical lug, case, dial and movement signed
19 mm. wide; overall length approximately 156 mm.
US$5,000-$7,700
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With Cartier Certificat de Garantie Internationale dated 16 September 1999, instruction manual, green fitted presentation box, outer packaging and additional dark blue crocodile leather strap.

The present watch is numbered 10 of a limited edition of only 13 examples of this model launched in 1999 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cartier's famous boutique at 13 Rue de la Paix in Paris, building purchased by Alfred Cartier in 1899.

This model is a re-edition of Cartier's famous "Driver's" wristwatch launched in the early 1930s. The curved case was designed to be worn on the side of the wrist to facilitate the reading of time while holding the steering wheel of a car.

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