A Fine Art Deco Diamond Wristwatch, Cartier, Circa 1925

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    • Circular-cut and baguette diamonds on bezel and throughout the bracelet, totalling approximately 5.00 carats

    • Manual-winding movement, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co Inc

    • Platinum

    • French assay marks

    • Dial signed Cartier, case back numbered 20370•7349•24688

    • Length approximately 180mm

    With Cartier fitted box

  • Maker Bio



    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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A Fine Art Deco Diamond Wristwatch, Cartier, Circa 1925

Art Deco鑽石手錶, 卡地亞, 約1925年

HK$300,000 - 500,000 

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Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019