Lot #3174 – Cartier Pasha Watch W3102255 150th Anniversary

Estimate: $3,500.00 – $4,500.00

Rare limited edition gents stainless steel 150th Anniversary Cartier Pasha with grid, ref #W3102255.  Circa 1997.  Limited edition of 1847 pieces.  Silver Cartier  dial with a guilloche center and date window between the 4 and 5 o’clock hours.  Black painted Roman and Arabic numerals with the secret Cartier signature at the 7th hour.  Engraved uni-directional rotating bezel.  Red cabochon for the 150th Anniversary edition.  Removable steel grid protector over the crystal.  Swiss made, self winding automatic Cartier Caliber 49 movement.  The decorated anniversary rotor is engraved 1847 – 1997.   See through skeleton case back.  Comes on a maroon Cartier alligator strap with a stainless steel Cartier deployant buckle.  Approximate diameter is 38mm.

Has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Overall condition is good.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness. An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

To celebrate their 150 years, Cartier introduced their Collection Privées de Cartier of various objects.  Each object was released in specific numbers.  Each edition number symbolized something different: 3 represented their boutiques in Paris, London, and New York, 150 represented the number of years in business, and 1847 represented the year they were established.  This 150th Anniversary collection was only sold through the Cartier boutiques.

In 1847, Cartier was founded by Louis-François Cartier.  Cartier become the favorite among celebrities and aristocrats, aptly named the “King of Jewellers.”  They introduced some of their most iconic models in the early 1900’s such as the Cartier Santos in 1904, The Cartier Tank in 1919, and The Cartier Tortue chronograph in 1928.  In later years, they introduced the Santos de Cartier, Pasha de Cartier, Cartier Tank Americaine, Cartier Tank Francaise, Cartier Roadster, Ballon Bleu de Cartier, Calibre de Cartier, and the Rotonde de Cartier Double Mystery Tourbillon.

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Brand:  Cartier
Model:  Pasha de Cartier – Limited Edition 150th Anniversary of 1847 pieces
Reference:  #W3102255
Diameter:  38mm
Dial Color:  Silver guilloche center dial
Case Material:  Stainless steel
Bezel Material:  Stainless steel with grid attachment over the crystal
Case Back:  Display
Movement:  Automatic
Functions:  Hours, minutes, date
Band:  Burgundy Cartier alligator strap with a stainless steel Cartier deployant buckle
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA