Crash, Reference 2463 | A pink gold wristwatch, Circa 2000 | 卡地亞 | Crash 型號2463 粉紅金腕錶，約2000年製
Crash, Reference 2463
A pink gold wristwatch, Circa 2000
Crash 型號2463 粉紅金腕錶，約2000年製
Calibre: mechanical, jewelled
Case: 18k pink gold, case back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 120134 AF
Closure: black Cartier alligator strap and 18k pink gold Crash folding clasp
Size: 38 mm length x 22 mm width
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Cartier presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The watch is very attractive overall and in excellent overall condition with only minor signs of wear to the case at places.
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."
Designed by Jean-Jacques Cartier in 1967, the Cartier Crash is more than just an iconic watch, it became an emblem for post war spirits, the swinging sixties in London, and new unprecedented times in culture and society.
While the Crash has an asymmetric case, it still manages to look completely balanced and has a dial that is easy to read. Produced in very limited numbers, the current lot features a rare pink gold case that beautifully complements the Cartier classic sapphire cabochon crown. Highly sought after, the only contemporary Crash for retail is found in the London Bond Street boutique, where one gold Cartier Crash is available per month.
A symbol of Cartier and a revolutionary period of history, this rare and highly coveted timepiece would make a wonderful addition to any collection.