12 May 2008,
Price realised CHF 21,250
Estimate CHF 15,000 - CHF 20,000
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.