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    Sale 1357

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    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 199

    Cartier. An unusual 18K gold bell-shaped wristwatch with bracelet

    SIGNED CARTIER, PARIS, CLOCHE MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 16'906, CASE NOS. 227'151 AND 19, CIRCA 1970

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    Cartier. An unusual 18K gold bell-shaped wristwatch with bracelet
    Signed Cartier, Paris, Cloche model, movement no. 16'906, case nos. 227'151 and 19, circa 1970
    Cal. 21 circular nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered matte dial, Arabic numerals, inner railway minute divisions, bell-shaped case, t-lug to 12 o'clock, back secured by four screws, cabochon sapphire-set crown, 18K gold Cartier rice-grain mesh bracelet with hidden deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    23 mm. wide & 30 mm. overall length


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    The present watch is the modern edition of Cartier's 1920s Cloche model. For examples of the vintage version see Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini, p. 124 & 125, and The Cartier Collection: Timepieces by François Chaille and Franco Cologni, p. 167.