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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1920
    Case No: Hand stamped Cartier reference 6479 and 1089
    Material: Platinum, diamonds, sapphires and enamel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum mesh bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum, diamond and enamel-set folding clasp
    Signed: Movement signed European Watch and Clock, case and lugs with Cartier hand stamped reference number, dial signed Cartier
    Accessories: With Cartier fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For another example of a platinum bracelet watch with rose-cut diamonds, please see Cartier in the 20th Century, page 41.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This lavishly set platinum, diamond, sapphire and enamel-set bracelet watch with European Watch and Clock movement, is a wonderful illustration of the Art Deco period and exemplifies Cartier's original approach in the early 1920s. Cartier as well as other leading jewellery manufactures, had to reach new heights of innovations and designs in order to capture the hearts of females right after the First World War.

    This platinum Art Deco bracelet watch is manufactured to a very high standard and has been kept in extremely well preserved condition. The European Watch and Clock movement is correct for the period and the case is hand stamped on the inside and outside, as well as under the lug with Cartier reference numbers. The clasp is set with enamel and diamonds and finishes this bracelet watch's eye-catching beauty, and confirms Cartier's pursuit for a modern style in the early 1920s.

  • Artist Biography

    Cartier

    French

    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 very rare and exceptional platinum, diamond, sapphire and enamel-set bracelet watch with European Watch and Clock movement and original fitted presentation box

Circa 1920
Movement signed European Watch and Clock, case and lugs with Cartier hand stamped reference number, dial signed Cartier

Estimate
HK$320,000 - 480,000 

Sold for HK$375,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am