29 May 2008,
Price realised HKD 68,750
HKD 32,000 - HKD 48,000
CARTIER, MINI "BAIGNOIRE"
LADY'S 18K WHITE GOLD AND PINK SAPPHIRE-SET OVAL WRISTWATCH
NO. 394043MG, CIRCA 1995
Quartz movement, the honeycomb silvery dial with Roman numerals, secret signature at X, in three-part case with pavé-set pink sapphire bezel, back with push piece for time setting fastened by eight screws, 18k white gold Cartier deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
Dimensions: 18 x 24 mm.
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The present watch is accompanied by a Cartier presentation box, certificate and corrector.
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