Property From a Private Collector, Texas

Cartier, Paris

Santos, A fine yellow gold wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1930 卡地亞 Santos 黃金鍊帶腕錶,約1930年製

Auction Closed

December 9, 06:15 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details



A fine yellow gold wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1930

Dial: cream

Caliber: mechanical, jeweled 

Case: 18k yellow gold, case back secured by four screws

Case number: 22'168, 10'202

Closure: 18k pink gold Cartier deployant clasp

Size: 24 mm x 33 mm, bracelet circumference is approximately 190 mm

Signed: case, dial, movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: Cartier pouch

Without a doubt, Cartier has created numerous iconic and timeless wristwatches, the first being the Cartier Santos. In fact, the Santos is the world's first wristwatch, invented in 1904 when Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont confided in his friend, Louis Cartier. You see, flying with a pocket watch was unreliable, dangerous and impractical. Cartier responded with the first gentleman's wristwatch, and the first pilot's watch - The Cartier Santos. The popular square-form watch caught on and became a hit with consumers.

The present lot marks a very rare and exciting occasion for collectors. We are pleased to offer a rather early 18k yellow gold Cartier Santos circa 1930, with a numbered bracelet.