• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 197

    Cartier. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold rectangular triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases

    SIGNED CARTIER, MOVEMENT SIGNED EUROPEAN WATCH AND CLOCK CO., INC., NO. 436'942, CASE SIGNED E.W. & C. CO., CARTIER HAND-STAMPED REFERENCE NO. 20'834, CIRCA 1945

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    Cartier. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold rectangular triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases
    Signed Cartier, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co., Inc., no. 436'942, case signed E.W. & C. Co., Cartier hand-stamped reference no. 20'834, circa 1945
    Rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 15 jewels, silvered matte dial, railway minute divisions, outer blue date ring, central date hand, two windows for day and month, sunk subsidiary seconds for moon phases and constant seconds, rectangular case, engraved inlaid black enamel hour markers to the bezel, snap on back, case and movement signed European Watch & Clock Co., dial signed Cartier
    23 mm. wide & 40 mm. overall length


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    This watch is one of the exceedingly rare triple calendar wristwatches made by Cartier to appear in public, furthermore preserved in very good overall condition.

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    Literature

    The present watch is prominently illustrated and described in Die schönsten Armbanduhren vergangener Jahrzehnte by Giampiero Negretti/Franco Nencini, p. 97, pl. 14.