A YELLOW GOLD SQUARE FORM WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1999
Dial: off white
Caliber: quartz movement
Case: 18k yellow gold, case back secured by eight screws
Case number: 887901
Closure: 18k yellow gold Cartier link bracelet with deployant clasp
Dimensions: length 41 mm, width 29 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 175 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Cartier presentation box, International Repair Warranty dated to 2007, facsimile International Guarantee Certificate dated 1992, facsimile International Repair Warranty dated to 1999, one bi fold
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Please note that the interior of the presentation box has some wear and discoloring.
Case in overall fair condition with surface scuffing and scratches throughout from age and use. Case possibly previously polished. Bezel with some heavier scuffs throughout. Left side case band with some small nicks. Signs of light oxidation/deepening of the gold coloring, especially to the upper left lug band. Bracelet with visible surface scratches and wear, especially to the clasp and surrounding area.
Dial with some light wear. A small surface spot near the center of the dial between 1 and 2. A small surface mark to the dial within the date aperture visible under a loup.
The battery is running at the time of cataloguing however will require periodic replacement in the future. Sotheby's may not guarantee the life of the current battery.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).