6 December 2002
Cartier. A fine and rare platinum, rock crystal, enamel and diamond-set openface keyless lever watch with two-tone dial
Signed Cartier, France, movement by European Watch and Clock Co. Inc., No. 7501, circa 1920
With nickel-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the two-tone silvered engine-turned dial with Arabic five minute divisions, stylized blued steel hands, the rock crystal case with gilt Roman numerals and floral decoration to the white enamel bezel, diamond-set band, platinum bow, together with Cartier original fitted green leather presentation box, case hand-stamped with Cartier reference numbers, dial signed Cartier, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc.
49 mm. diam.
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A similar example is illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti & Franco Nencini, 1st edition, p. 56.
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