With Dreicer & Co. New York leather travelling case and gilt metal key.
The present timepiece is a fine example of a Cartier-style Art Deco "Cube" desk clock, fitted with a movement signed Nocturne, also supplier of movements for Cartier.
The famous jewellery and retailer Dreicer & Co. was located in New York on 560 Fifth Avenue and had also a salon in Chicago's Blackstone Hotel from 1910 to 1923. The firm became celebrated with the setting of jewels with innovative cuts sourced from Paris, such as carré and French-cut diamonds. The quality of Deicer's diamonds, coloured stones, jewellery and other items was so highly regarded that after the company ceased trading, Cartier New York acquired the remaining stock in 1924 for US$2.5 million.