Lot 912
  • 912

Cartier

Estimate
140,000 - 180,000 HKD
Sold
175,000 HKD
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Description

  • A FINE AND RARE GILT SILVER, LAPIS LAZULI, DIAMOND AND ROCK CRYSTAL MYSTERY DESK CLOCK
    CIRCA 1980
* quartz movement * champagne dial with Roman numerals * gilt silver, diamond, rock crystal and lapis lazuli rectangular case, angled crystal for optial illusion * case, dial and movement signed

Catalogue Note

In 1912, Louis Cartier conceived of mystery clocks which became one of Cartier's most famous inventions as they trick the viewer by creating an optical illusion.  The dial of the current clock is visible by reflection through a series of crystal prisms which can only be seen from certain angles. 

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