12 November 2007
Cartier. A fine and rare silver gilt, black onyx and moonstone Art Deco desk timepiece
Signed Cartier, made in France, case nos. 6343, 2466 and 4828, movement signed European Watch & Clock Co., Inc., circa 1930
With nickel-finished lever movement, 15 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the engine-turned gilt sunburst decorated dial with Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, in wedge-shaped black onyx case with striped gold and light blue enamel decorated bezel, the edges enhanced by four gold-mounted cabochon moonstones, a pen-rest to the bottom, the winder in the gilt-metal back, case with hand-stamped Cartier reference numbers, dial signed, movement signed E.W.&Co. Co. Inc.
110 mm. long
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
We believe Eleanor Roosevelt gave this watch — offered in New York on 6 December — to her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on their wedding day
International Head of Watches John Reardon on why devotees of Patek Philippe never settle for less than the best
The stories behind the names given to a selection of iconic Rolex wristwatches
Collectors of vintage Rolex know it's about more than just that famous crown logo — as these 5 watches show
Looking back on a week of auctions featuring masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.