I’d’ve liked to have a Cartier choose, however it’s a weak Geneva season for good Cartiers. A lot of the stuff on the market is trendy or near-modern, which, whereas it may be uncommon in quantity, would not essentially imply it is fascinating (it is exhausting to see the third modern Pebble seem at public sale at Phillips, simply months after its launch at an already-punchy $40,000). The perfect public sale Cartier of the yr was the London Oval Maxi that bought at Monaco for greater than $200,000 in April. There’s a platinum Tank Cintrée at Christie’s that has some people excited, however it simply did not do it for me in particular person. The dial was restored by Cartier in 1999 in accordance with Christie’s, and to me, the clear, trendy look of the newer dial simply would not match a watch from 1926. By the way in which, it is not like these previous Cartiers had been tremendous waterproof – most classic Cartier dials in all probability are restored. Nonetheless, this Cintrée comes from the household of the unique proprietor, and classic Cintrées are very uncommon, and rarer nonetheless in platinum so it would do properly.
Not each season must be stuffed with hits for a model. And with a lot warmth behind Cartier the previous couple of years, maybe it is not such a nasty factor for it to take a breather.