Crash | A white gold and diamond-set wristwatch, Circa 2000 | 卡地亞 | Crash | 白金鑲鑽石腕錶，約2000年製
A white gold and diamond-set wristwatch, Circa 2000
Calibre: mechanical, jewelled
Case: 18k white gold, case back secured by 4 screws
Case number: A114706
Closure: pink Cartier alligator strap and 18k white gold Crash folding clasp
Size: 38.5 mm length x 25 mm width
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: 5 Cartier additional alligator straps, instruction manual and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All diamonds are nice and intact. The crystal with minor wear and dings between 7 and 8 o'clock, barely visible with the naked eyes. The case with minor surface wear. The case back with minor scuff marks. Overall the watch is in very good condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports 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. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands 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."
The Cartier Crash, one of the brand's most recognizable collections, defies time and shape conventions with its distinctively abstract style. The asymmetrical design of the Crash, which was introduced in 1967, distinguishes it from conventional timepieces and is precisely what caused the collection to be recognized as a true innovator in watch design.
The current example, which is set in white gold and adorned with diamonds, embodies femininity and elegance. The Crash is produced and launched in extremely small quantities due to the difficulty of the hand-made case design. Heavily sought after today, the Cartier Crash is a flawless work of art that has been adored by watch aficionados for generations.