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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 356

    Cartier. An unusual silver lighter watch

    SIGNED CARTIER, CASE NOS. 23507 AND 1793, MOVEMENT SIGNED EUROPEAN WATCH AND CLOCK CO., NO. 427976, CIRCA 1920

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    Cartier. An unusual silver lighter watch
    Signed Cartier, case nos. 23507 and 1793, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co., no. 427976, circa 1920
    With circular nickel-finished lever movement, 15 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the square silver matte dial with Roman numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, screwed blank bezels, all set within the lighter case of typical form decorated with engine-turned checkered design, the flip top with engraved initials LCO, inner case stamped with Cartier reference numbers, dial signed Cartier, movement signed EWC
    51 mm. high


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    Other lighter watches by Cartier are illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by J. Barracca, G. Negretti and F. Nencini, pp. 135 & 149.