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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 316

    Cartier. A rare and unusual platinum and onyx square openface keyless lever dress watch with two-tone silvered dial

    SIGNED CARTIER, CASE NOS. 15'316 AND 13'035, MOVEMENT SIGNED EUROPEAN WATCH AND CLOCK CO., INC., MANUFACTURED IN 1925

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    Cartier. A rare and unusual platinum and onyx square openface keyless lever dress watch with two-tone silvered dial
    Signed Cartier, case nos. 15'316 and 13'035, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co., Inc., manufactured in 1925
    With nickel-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the engine-turned silvered dial with Roman numerals on blank inner chapter ring, outer ring for the baton minute divisions, unusually shaped blued steel hands, in square onyx case with platinum bezel secured by four screws, platinum pendant and bow, case numbered, dial signed, movement signed E.W.C.
    44 mm. wide


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    According to the Archives of Cartier, the present watch was sold by Cartier in Paris in 1925.

    A similar watch, fitted with the same blued steel hands, is illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, p. 84.