Hotel Richemond, Geneva
18 May 2004
Cartier. A fine and rare 18K gold and black onyx openface keyless lever fob watch
Signed Cartier, case no. 10926, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co., Inc. and numbered 19498, circa 1920
With nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered engine-turned dial with black Roman numerals on blank inner chapter ring, outer Arabic five minute divisions, blued steel moon-style hands, the circular case entirely in onyx, the gold bezel with floral decoration and ribbed borders, all enhanced by black enamel, gold crown and bow, together with an 18K gold woven fob, case stamped with Cartier reference numbers, dial signed Cartier, movement signed EWC
50 mm. diam.
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For another example of an onyx and gold openface watch see Le Temps de Cartier by J. Barracca, G. Negretti, F. Nencini, p. 85.
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