Cartier. A lady's 18ct white gold and diamond set manual wind wristwatch Crash, Case No.124898 AF, Movement No.8970MC, Recent
Lot 100
Cartier. A lady's 18ct white gold and diamond set manual wind wristwatch Crash, Case No.124898 AF, Movement No.8970MC, Recent
Sold for £20,000 (US$ 34,013) inc. premium
Lot Details
Cartier. A lady's 18ct white gold and diamond set manual wind wristwatch
Crash, Case No.124898 AF, Movement No.8970MC, Recent
18-jewel manual wind movement, silvered dial with black wavy Roman numerals and secret signature at 7, blued steel hands, asymmetrical 'melted' case secured with 4 screws to the band, diamond set bezel, diamond set winding crown, fitted leather Cartier strap with 18ct white gold Cartier deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
22mm.

Footnotes

  • Released by Cartier of London in the late 1960's, 'Crash' watches' unusual shape claims inspiration from a car crash involving a Vice President from the Cartier London office. His Cartier Bagnoire Alongee melted amidst the flaming wreckage, resulting in a surrealist watch design in the manner of Salvador Dali. In tribute, the designers at Cartier created the 'Crash' wristwatch.
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