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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 315

    Cartier. A fine and rare platinum openface keyless lever jump hour dress watch

    SIGNED CARTIER, CASE NOS. 6798 AND 9737, MOVEMENT SIGNED CARTIER PARIS, MANUFACTURED IN 1916

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    Cartier. A fine and rare platinum openface keyless lever jump hour dress watch
    Signed Cartier, case nos. 6798 and 9737, movement signed Cartier Paris, manufactured in 1916
    With nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the engine-turned sunburst decorated silvered dial with an aperture for the jumping Arabic hours, outer five minute divisions with central blued steel hand, in plain circular case with snap on back, case numbered, dial and movement signed
    45 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Cartier, the present watch was sold by Cartier in Paris in 1916.

    A similar, possibly the present watch is illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, p. 58.