2176
2176

PROPERTY OF A LADY

Cartier
CRASH A PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1990
Estimate
240,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 525,000 HKD
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2176

PROPERTY OF A LADY

Cartier
CRASH A PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1990
Estimate
240,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 525,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Watches

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Cartier
CRASH A PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1990
Dial: champagne
Calibre: cal. 160 mechanical, 17 jewels
Case: 18k pink gold, case back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 7298 and A111352
Closure: burgundy Cartier alligator strap and 18k pink gold folding clasp 
Size: 23 mm width x 39 mm length
Signed: case, dial and movement 
Accessories: Cartier 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 a rare pink gold case and it is also an ultimate expression of Cartier's exquisite style and feminine sophistication.

Important Watches

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