Hotel Richemond, Geneva
18 May 2004
Cartier. A fine and rare 18K gold and enamel ultra slim keyless lever watch with sliding cover
Signed Cartier, Paris, no. 5053, circa 1915
With nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered engine-turned dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, in circular ultra slim case with two sliding covers to the front opened by depressing a button in the crown and revealing the dial, the aperture surrounded by a white enamel ring, snap on back, case numbered, dial and movement signed
46 mm. diam.
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A similar watch is illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by J. Barracca, G. Negretti, F. Nencini, p. 31.
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