Cartier. A fine and rare platinum and gold square-shaped wristwatch
Prospective purchasers are advised that several co… Read more
Cartier. A fine and rare platinum and gold square-shaped wristwatch

SIGNED CARTIER, SANTOS MODEL, MOVEMENT SIGNED EUROPEAN WATCH AND C° INC., CASE NOS. 14'117, 10'238 AND 1'424, CIRCA 1930

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Cartier. A fine and rare platinum and gold square-shaped wristwatch
Signed Cartier, Santos model, movement signed European Watch and C° Inc., case nos. 14'117, 10'238 and 1'424, circa 1930
Circular mechanical movement, 18 jewels, white matte dial, Roman numerals, blued steel hands, inner railway minute divisions, platinum and 18K gold case, rounded corners, raised bezel, cabochon sapphire-set crown, gold back secured by four gold screws in the sides, platinum buckle, dial signed Cartier, movement signed European Watch and C° Inc.
35 mm. width and 38 mm. overall length
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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Lot Essay

The present watch is a fine and early example of Cartier's very first "true" wristwatch, e.g. the first wristwatch in the history of watchmaking conceived to be strapped onto a wrist: the "Santos Dumont", designed in 1904 by Louis Cartier for the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont.

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