Cartier. A lady's rare and unusual 18K gold tonneau-shaped wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, hooded lugs and automatic movement
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Cartier. A lady's rare and unusual 18K gold tonneau-shaped wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, hooded lugs and automatic movement

SIGNED CARTIER, CASE NO. 715, CIRCA 1963

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Cartier. A lady's rare and unusual 18K gold tonneau-shaped wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, hooded lugs and automatic movement
Signed Cartier, case no. 715, circa 1963
Cal. 2369 nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, silvered dial, luminous dot and baton numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, outer Arabic five minute divisions, window for alternating black and red date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, flexible ribbed hooded lugs, screw back, crown at 12 o'clock, 18K pink and yellow gold deployant clasp stamped GF for Gay Frères, case numbered, dial signed
23 mm. wide & 31.5 mm. overall length
Literature
This watch is prominently illustrated and described in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, p. 253, "modèle "tous temps" à boîtier étanche, remontage automatique, date et grands chiffres phosphorescents (1963)" or "model "all time" with water-resistant case, automatic winding, date and large luminescent numerals".
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This lot is offered without reserve.
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 and its combination of several unusual features such as the automatic movement, the water-resistant-type case and the flexible hooded lugs is most likely a prototype for a lady's sportive yet elegant wristwatch made by the celebrated house Cartier.

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