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Cartier Pasha Chronograph 2111
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“Mash’Allah, Mash’Allah,” is what we imagine the Pasha of Marrakesh said when he took possession of his unique 18k gold waterproof watch from Louis Cartier. We’re proud to offer you a 1980s reinterpretation of that one-of-a-kind watch. As the story goes, somewhere in the 1930s or 1940s the Pasha commissioned Cartier to build a sturdy gold wristwatch that he could take with him during his daily swim. In the 1980s, Cartier tasked the legendary Gerald Genta—the designer of the iconic Royal Oak and the Nautilus, among many other watches—to devise a new collection based on the Pasha’s watch. This ref. 2111 from the late 1980s or early 1990s hails from the Genta-designed Pasha de Cartier collection and incorporates a chronograph complication. The watch features a curvy round case with large, bulbous, chronograph pushers, all executed in 18k yellow gold. The bold and unconventional design of the watch is accentuated by the presence of broad single lugs that connect to the chunky H-shaped link bracelet as well as the large sapphire-tipped onion-shaped crown that is attached to the right hand side of the case with a small chain. A watch this magnificent requires an equally outstanding dial. The ivory dial is engraved with a beautiful guilloché pattern and features charming applied round 18k yellow hour markers and a large applied yellow gold ‘12’ numeral at the top of the dial. The chronograph functionality can be read on the three recessed counters in Art Deco sector style, while a discreet date window is incorporated in the lower counter. The blued hands are executed in Cartier’s classic sword style. A beautifully finished automatic movement, that is visible through a display sapphire caseback, ensures that this ref. 2111 Pasha runs smoothly. The watch is in great condition, with only some minor scratches here and there, and comes with Cartier service papers.
Cartier Louis-François Cartier took over his master’s jewellery workshop in 1847. Over the years, his sons and grandsons inherited the family business and expanded the brand by opening shops in New York and London. King Edward VII of the United Kingdom granted Cartier a prestigious royal warrant in 1904, calling the brand “the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers.” Such was the renown of Cartier, that royal warrants soon rolled in from all over the world (among which, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Siam, Spain, Portugal, and Russia). While Cartier is known primarily for its jewellery, it also has a storied history in watchmaking. Cartier’s first foray in watchmaking came in 1888, offering exclusively ladies models. In 1904, Louis Cartier gave his friend and Brazilian aviation pioneer Santos Dumont a watch to wear during his flights. Until then, wrist watches were worn exclusively by women and men opted for the traditional pocket watch. The ‘Santos-Dumont’ was not only the first wristwatch geared towards men but also the first pilot’s watch.
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