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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 312

    Cartier. A rare and unusual 18K gold and bakelite backwound clip watch

    SIGNED CARTIER, FRANCE, CASE NO. 25'287, MOVEMENT SIGNED JAEGER, MANUFACTURED IN 1919

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    Cartier. A rare and unusual 18K gold and bakelite backwound clip watch
    Signed Cartier, France, case no. 25'287, movement signed Jaeger, manufactured in 1919
    With rectangular nickel-finished "Duoplan" lever movement, 15 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with Arabic numerals, in rectangular gold case with ribbed ends, the winding crown to the back, all set within the bakelite outer case, gold hinged clip, case numbered, dial signed, movement signed Jaeger
    40 mm. high


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    According to the Archives of Cartier, the present watch was sold by Cartier in Paris in 1930.

    Other gold and bakelite clip watches are illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, p. 233, and The Cartier Collection - Timepieces, Editions Flammarion, p. 329.