17 November 2008,
Price realised CHF 20,000
Estimate CHF 4,000 - CHF 6,000
Cartier. A fine and rare 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with two-tone silvered dial and 24 hour display
Signed Cartier, Paris, case no. 19697, movement signed E.W. & C. Co. Inc., circa 1915
Nickel-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, engine-turned two-tone silvered dial, black enamel Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, blued steel "Gothic" hands, inner ring calibrated for the Arabic 24 hour indication, slim circular case, snap on back, case numbered, dial signed Cartier, movement signed European Watch & Clock Co. Inc.
44 mm. diam.
New York +1 212 636 2000
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Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
A similar, possibly the present watch, also featuring "Gothic" hands is illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, p. 28.
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