5 June 2003
Cartier. A fine platinum and sapphire-set openface keyless lever watch
Signed Cartier, Paris, circa 1930
With gilt-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the silvered engine-turned dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, the thin circular case with enlarged bezel, sapphire-set band, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
46 mm. diam.
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A similar example of a platinum and sapphire-set openface keyless lever watch by Cartier is illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti & Franco Nencini, p. 89.
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