Cartier. A very rare and attractive 18K gold tonneau-shaped automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, red and black date, luminous numerals and hands and hinged hooded lugs
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Cartier. A very rare and attractive 18K gold tonneau-shaped automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, red and black date, luminous numerals and hands and hinged hooded lugs

SIGNED CARTIER, PARIS, CASE NO. 2019, CIRCA 1947

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Cartier. A very rare and attractive 18K gold tonneau-shaped automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, red and black date, luminous numerals and hands and hinged hooded lugs
Signed Cartier, Paris, case no. 2019, circa 1947
Cal. 2452 automatic jewelled movement, silvered matte dial, luminous dot and baton numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, window for red and black date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, crown at 12 o'clock, fluted hinged hooded lugs, screw back, 18K gold deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
33 mm. width and 45 mm. overall length
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Lot Essay

The present lot is a highly unusual specimen of Cartier's wristwatch production, mirroring impressively the buzz of the post war years. The combination of a sporty water-resistant case featuring a screw back however made in gold and combined with a luminous dial perfectly displays how to satisfy a wealthy clientele's request for a "multi-purpose" timepiece suitable for outdoor activities while being an elegant dress watch for the evening.

A similar "Montre bracelet tonneau à attaches articulées (tonneau-shaped wristwatch with articulated lugs) was sold in The Magical Art of Cartier, Antiquorum Geneva, 19 November 1996, lot 482.

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