The present two lots, 375 and 376, are so-called "borne" desk timepieces, the French designation "borne" derived from the shape of the case, resembling a milestone or boundary marker.
Similar examples, also with kingfish feather dials, are described and illustrated in The Cartier Collection - Timepieces, Editions Flammarion, p. 143 & p. 241.
SIGNED CARTIER, CASE NOS. 488 AND 2447, CASE SIGNED EUROPEAN WATCH & CLOCK CO., INC., FRANCE, NO. 1301, MOVEMENT SIGNED E.W. & C. CO. INC., FRANCE, CIRCA 1925
Cartier. A very fine and rare 18K gold, rock crystal, enamel and diamond-set 8-day "borne" desk timepiece with strut
Signed Cartier, case nos. 488 and 2447, case signed European Watch & Clock Co., Inc., France, No. 1301, movement signed E.W. & C. Co. Inc., France, circa 1925
With gilt-finished 8-day lever movement, 15 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, in silver-plated case, engine-turned two-tone blue enamel sunburst decorated dial, diamond-set platinum hands, Roman numerals to the gold and black enamel bezel with platinum-mounted diamond-set border, in "borne" or milestone shaped case with platinum-mounted diamond-set floral decorations to the lower part, hinged strut, case with hand-stamped Cartier reference numbers and signed EWC and numbered, movement signed EWC
80 mm. high