The two models, in steel and red gold, borrow design language from the iconic sports car.
The timepiece’s unique central carousel features satellites that split into two to make a Vulcan salute.
It’s only the second Cartier watch to crack the seven-figure mark at auction.
The playful watch celebrates Franklin Loufrani’s beloved Smiley illustration.
At the Dubai Horology Forum, speakers urged the industry to be more open-minded when collectors are ready to move on from a watch.
The unique watch is one of the star lots at the One Drop Foundation’s Las Vegas gala in November.
The watch, a product of a collaboration between Zenith, Phillips and Kari Voutilainen, is heading to auction in November.
Dubbed the Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, the 45 mm chronograph was designed for scientists and the space-obsessed alike.
The first-series Ref. 2499 will lead Phillips’s Hong Kong watch auction in November.