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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 191

    Cartier. A lady’s very fine and extremely rare 18K gold wristwatch with lozenge dial and box

    SIGNED CARTIER, PEBBLE MODEL, MOVEMENT SIGNED LECOULTRE CO, NO. 2064364, CASE NO. 1497, MANUFACTURED IN 1973

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    Cartier. A lady’s very fine and extremely rare 18K gold wristwatch with lozenge dial and box
    Signed Cartier, pebble model, movement signed LeCoultre Co, No. 2064364, case no. 1497, manufactured in 1973
    Cal. 845 LeCoultre Co. mechanical oval movement, 17 jewels, white painted dial, radial Roman numerals, circular case, wide curved bezel, hooded lugs, back secured by four screws, cabochon sapphire-set crown, 18K pink gold Cartier deployant clasp, case stamped JC for Jacques Cartier and numbered 1497, dial signed Cartier, movement signed LeCoultre Co, case and clasp with London hallmarks for 1973.
    29 mm. diam.


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    The Cartier “pebble” model is extremely rare, it is almost unheard of for an example to be offered publically at auction. Only six examples are thought to have been produced, five in yellow gold, one example in white gold. The present watch, the property of the original British owner, is in excellent condition having been subject to a complete service by Cartier in 2015 whilst retaining the original beautifully mellowed dial. Furthermore, it is sold with the Cartier gold-tooled red morocco fitted box. In common with the best Cartier watches of the period, this watch was hallmarked in London and sold through the London branch, indeed, both the watch and the gold deployant clasp have matching London hallmarks for London 1973 further attesting to its originality and integrity.
    In the U.S.A. this model is known as the "baseball" as the dial shape is reminiscent of the shape of a baseball pitch.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER