20 October 1999
Cartier. A rare and unusual 18K gold and sapphire-set backwound wristwatch
Signed Cartier, France, Helm model, circa 1940
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the white dial surrounded by a skeletonized ring with gold sapphire-mounted baton hour markers, outer enlarged gold ring, the circular case with winding crown to the reverse, t-lugs, together with an 18K gold Cartier buckle, case, dial and movement signed
25 mm. diam.
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Other examples of the Helm model are illustrated in Le Temps de Cartier by J. Barracca, G.Negretti, F. Nencini, p. 209 and p. 248.
Strong bidding and sell-through rates seen across a week of sales that total $79,285,375, with more still to come
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