This Cartier was created for the 1983 Dakar rally. It is now up for auction

This is one of the rarest and most obscure Cartier watches in existence. It’s called the Cartier Cheich and they only made four pieces.


Back in the 1980s, Alain Dominique Perrin – the man in charge of brand at the time – and Paris-Dakar founder Thierry Sabine came up with an idea for a unique Cartier watch to be gifted to the winner of the Dakar.


The idea was to make a watch to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Paris-Dakar rally in 1983 but they ended up giving only one of the pieces as a trophy. And they only did two years later.


It was presented to Belgium-born driver Gaston Rahier and now, nearly forty years later, it is up for auction through Sotheby’s.



According to the pre-auction estimate, the watch is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000.


Honestly, I think it’ll end up selling for over a million.



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