11 June 2004
Cartier. A fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch with unusual bezel and bracelet
Signed Cartier, France, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc., Helm model, circa 1955
With nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the silvered matte dial with outer minutes track, blued steel Breguet hands, surrounded by outer gold bezel with engraved baton indexes at five minute intervals, the outer circular bezel connected to inner bezel by four balls, t-lugs, together with an 18K gold Cartier brick link bracelet with pink gold deployant buckle, case stamped with Cartier reference numbers, dial signed Cartier, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc.
35 mm. diam.
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Similar examples of the Helm model are illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini, p. 248.
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