2092A
2092A
Cartier
CRASH, REFERENCE 2774 A WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 2010
Estimate
260,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2092A
Cartier
CRASH, REFERENCE 2774 A WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 2010
Estimate
260,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Cartier
CRASH, REFERENCE 2774 A WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 2010
Dial: silvered
Calibre: cal. 8970MC mechanical, 18 jewels
Case: 18k white gold and diamond-set, case back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 10218PX
Closure: black Cartier satin strap and 18k white gold and diamond-set folding clasp
Size: 38 mm length x 22 mm width
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Cartier Certificate of Origin, additional purple alligator strap, instruction manual and presentation box
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Catalogue Note

Despite having a  strong resemblance to the shape of Salvador Dali's watch in The Persistence of Memory, the design of the Cartier Crash  has no correlation to it. However, the story of the Crash unfolds when a client of Cartier brought in his damaged Baignoire from a car crash to the london maison in the 1967.
The damaged Baignoire gave the jeweller Jean-Jacques Cartier inspiration to the first ever made (as he believes) asymmetric case of the watch which symbolizes non-conformism and creative freedom. The Crash  eventually became an iconic model and is only reproduced in limited quantities when available.
The present Crash offered in excellent overall condition is presented with an embellished pavé-set diamond case and it is also an ultimate expression of Cartier's exquisite style and feminine sophistication.

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