Louis Cartier created the Cartier Santos watch for Alberto Santos Dumont, a friend of the designer. The well-known aviator expressed his concerns about checking his pocket watch during flights. To solve this problem, Cartier designed the first wristwatch for men in 1904. The Cartier Santos collection was named after Alberto Santos Dumont in 1911 and soon became popular. The upcoming Intervendue auction presents several notable Cartier watches. Particularly featured is a Cartier Santos 18-karat gold wristwatch. The water-resistant watch has a square bezel and black leather straps. Also showcased is a stainless-steel automatic Cartier Ballon Bleu ladies watch. The Ballon Bleu watch was named for its lightweight round dial, which resembles a hot air balloon.
The auction also features Palmiero jewelry pieces. A Palmiero white gold, diamond, and amethyst ring is among the highlights. Designs by the Italian jeweler often feature vibrant colors with the “arlecchino” effect and focus more on the ornament’s surface rather than its shape. A Tiffany & Co. 18-karat gold Summerset mesh ring with a high polish will be available as well.
The upcoming sale offers a plique-à-jour dragonfly brooch studded with diamonds and emerald. The plique-à-jour enameling method dates back to the 6th century. This filigree technique allows light to pass through stained glass. The catalog also offers Victorian earrings, Rolex travel alarm clocks, jade and Art Deco rings, and by-the-yard necklaces. Interested collectors can explore the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:415
Price Range:$400 - $45,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Platinum diamond engagement ring.|| Estimate: |
|18k Palmiero diamond amethyst ring.|| Estimate: |
|18k Cartier Santos black leather wristwatch.|| Estimate: |
|Stainless Steel automatic Cartier Ballon Bleu Ladies watch.|| Estimate: |
|Rolex travel alarm clock.|| Estimate: |
|Tiffany & Co. 18K Summerset mesh ring.|| Estimate: |