8 December 2003
Cartier. A fine and rare gold, onyx and enamel paper weight clock
Signed Cartier, France, movement signed European Watch & Clock Co. Inc., circa 1925
With nickel-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, the silvered engine-turned dial with Arabic 60 minute divisions to the outer chapter ring, blued steel pierced hands, the circular case entirely covered in onyx, Roman hour markers to the gold bezel enhanced by black enamel, gold crown to 3 o'clock, case stamped with Cartier reference numbers, dial signed Cartier, movement signed Eurpean Watch & Clock Co. Inc. and stamped with Cartier reference numbers
49 mm. diam.
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Other examples of decorative onyx pocket watches and small clocks are illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti & Franco Nencini, p. 141.
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