Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Pasha Perpetual Minute Repeater Ref W30012 by Gerald Genta S.A (Extremely Rare)
Cartier stands as a venerable cornerstone in watchmaking history, celebrated for its iconic designs. In recent times, there’s been a renewed admiration for Cartier timepieces, especially among dedicated collectors. Recognizing this resurgence of interest, the brand has reinvigorated many of its classic designs for contemporary aficionados.
One standout from Cartier’s illustrious design portfolio is the Pasha. Originating from the 1930s, this distinct and emblematic timepiece was reimagined by the renowned Gerald Genta in 1985 as the Pasha de Cartier.
We at GR Luxury are thrilled to introduce to our esteemed collectors, and particularly to Cartier enthusiasts, an exceedingly rare high-complication Cartier watch that has ties to Gerald Genta.
The Pasha reference W30012, launched in 1989, is considered by aficionados to be one of the most coveted Cartier Pashas. This exceptional piece epitomizes the fusion of classic elegance and superior watchmaking, boasting both a perpetual calendar and a minute repeater complication.
Its dial sports an alluring cream hue complemented by black Roman numerals, a black outer minute track, subsidiary dials, and blued steel hands illuminated with luminescent markers. The case embodies the signature vendome-lugs and a safeguarded cabochon crown, linked to the case with a chain. While the watch has a refined 38mm diameter, it offers a grand presence on the wrist.
Remarkably, this Pasha is paired with a distinctive Cartier bracelet, a rarity in itself. This bracelet uniquely combines solid gold and black leather, creating a harmonious blend.
At the heart of this masterpiece lies an exquisitely hand-engraved, solid gold movement, a testament to impeccable craftsmanship. This remarkable mechanism was made possible by Master Pierre Michel Golay, the then lead watchmaker at Gerald Genta S.A. Attention to detail is evident even in the subtle Gerald Genta “GG” signature nestled between the polished gongs.
This watch is a testimony to the artistry of watchmaking, capturing both Cartier’s elegance and Genta’s mastery. For those keen on possessing a significant high-complication piece from an iconic lineage, this Pasha represents an unmatched opportunity, especially considering its compelling value proposition.
The watch is available in excellent condition, with minor signs of wear. It comes with service receipt dated in December 2013, booklet, and undated paper.
Material: 18K Yellow Gold
Case Diameter: 38mm
Caliber: Cal 179
Functions: Date, Minute repeater, Moonphases, Perpetual Calendar