10 April 2001
Cartier. An extremely fine and rare 18K white gold and enamel rectangular-shaped triple calendar prototype wristwatch with phases of the moon
Signed Cartier, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc., circa 1950
8''', nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the silvered matt dial with outer ring calibrated for date with corresponding central date hand, blued steel hands, apertures for day and month, subsidiary dial indicating phases of the moon combined with constant seconds, the rectangular-shaped case with blue enamel baton numerals to the bezel, downturned lugs, snap on back, case signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc. France and numbered 36506, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc. and numbered 437356, dial signed Cartier
40 mm. long
The Magical Art of Cartier, Antiquorum Geneva, 19 November 1996, lot 518.
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This wristwatch, examined by Cartier in 1996, is evidently a unique piece as it was a prototype made in London in 1950. There are no other known examples of this model in 18K white gold.
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