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Gérald Genta

Design of a Cartier Pasha with accompanying NFT Circa 1982

Gérald Genta

Gérald Genta

Design of a Cartier Pasha with accompanying NFT Circa 1982

Design of a Cartier Pasha with accompanying NFT Circa 1982

Gérald Genta

Design of a Cartier Pasha with accompanying NFT

Circa 1982

Medium: watercolour on paper

Dimensions: 210 x 147 mm

Signed: yes

Brand: Cartier

Model: Pasha

Complication: minute repeating, perpetual calendar, skeletonized

Remark: N/A

Accompanied by: design in the form of a NFT, digital certificate in the form of a NFT and authentication certificate

This work is in very good condition. The paper support is flat and stable. Superficial abrasions visible mainly on the bottom left edge as well as bottom left corner. One scratch visible of about 1.5 cm long, located on the bottom right quadrant next to the strap of the watch. Inherent imprints visible on blue background, with limited impact on the aesthetical quality of the work. Very few and discrete abrasion dots mainly located along the top edge. Technique in very good condition. Close inspection reveals no signs of paint lifting or losses. Colors are bright, vivid and well-contrasted.

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This watercolour painting by Gérald Genta depicts a highly complicated version of the Pasha de Cartier, a model created by the great Genevan designer for the world-renowned French jeweller.

While officially introduced in 1985 with Genta's design, the origins of the model are traced back even further. Supposedly, the roots of the Pasha de Cartier go back to a timepiece ordered by the Pasha of Marrakech in the early 1930s, who wanted a watch that is water resistant and could keep up with an active lifestyle. As there is no proof that such a watch was ever produced or delivered, it is only the name of the model which truly links the two. However, there exists documentation from the early 1940s which depicts a Cartier watch bearing the desired features and looking similar to the modern Pasha de Cartier, hence, it is possible that Gérald Genta was inspired by this 1940s piece when designing the Cartier de Pasha that we know today.

Typical characteristics of the design include the sapphire cabochon crown guard with chain as well as the Vendôme lugs, both visible also on the present complicated and skeletonized version with minute repeater and perpetual calendar. Still in Cartier's collection today, the Cartier de Pasha has become an icon in its own right and the present painting from 1982 is witness to the creation thereof. in the purest Genta's spirit, the moon is in gold and the sky in lapis lazuli as, for Gérald Genta, only noble materials could be used to represent them.