PASHA, REFERENCE 1990
WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DATE,
Calibre: cal. 2824-2 automatic, 25 jewels
Case: 18ct white gold, screw-down crown protector, back secured by 8 screws
Case number: 0053 320'903
Closure: black unsigned calf leather strap with Cartier 18ct white gold deployant clasp
Dimensions: 38mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Cartier presentation case
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Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
DIAL: dial with rubbing marks towards the centre, visible to the naked eye. The periphery of the dial shows light signs of previous dial removal. Hands are in very good condition.
CASE: in good overall condition with light surface wear throughout. With a loss of ink to the 6th minute bezel graduation. The back engravings and serial numbers are fully legible, the back with a Cartier International Service sticker. Deployant clasp in very good condition, locks firmly.
MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing, date advances, seconds hack when the crown is pulled out.
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.
**Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping.***
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).
Louis Cartier designed the first ever Pasha wristwatch in 1932 to honour an order from the Sultan of Marrakech. This early waterproof wristwatch was equipped with an innovative screw-down cap which would protect the crown and was eventually introduced to the public in 1943. The Pasha went on to become one of the most recognised wristwatches and saw many updates during its lengthy life, such as a redesign by Gerald Genta in 1985.
The present white gold Cartier Pasha conveys all the design language of the brand and pays tribute to the original version. The automatic timepiece bears a magnified date indicator and is accompanied by its presentation case.