Lot 49
  • 49


5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Dial: white Calibre: cal. 78-1 manual winding, 17 jewels Case: 18ct yellow gold, back secured by 4 screws Case number: 781’020’222 Closure: black Cartier alligator strap with 18ct yellow gold Cartier deployant buckle Dimensions: 27.5mm width x 36mm length Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: none


DIAL: in overall good condition with small scratches all alongside the outer edge between 1 and 7 o'clock. Larger mark around 3 o'clock. Hands in good condition with minor signs of wear CASE: in overall good condition with small scratches throughout consistent with age MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion. **The strap of this wristwatch is made from an endangered species, please refer to important notices for further information**.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Available in both men's and ladies’ sizes, the Cartier Bamboo was launched during the early 1970s. It is a modern testimony of Cartier's inspiration from Asian culture. This influence started in the early 20th century with introduction of the Cartier Tank Chinoise in 1922 and beautiful Art Deco clocks. 
The present large version of this rare timepiece is offered in well-preserved condition.