7 July 2003
CARTIER. A FINE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET OPENFACE KEYLESS LEVER DRESS WATCH
Signed Cartier, Paris, circa 1925
With nickel finished lever movement, 19 jewels, the silvered matt dial with Roman numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, the circular case with rose-cut diamond-set band, snap on back, to the triangular bow, dial and movement signed Cartier Paris, with French assay mark for platinum
45 mm. diam.
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A similar watch, but without the diamonds on the edge, is illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini, edition Publi Prom, page 143.
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