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Details & Cataloguing

Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3

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Rock crystal, mother-of-pearl, onyx and diamond mystery timepiece, 'Model A', Cartier, circa 1930
The millegrain-set diamond hands within a bezel applied with mother-of-pearl, rose diamonds and raised gold Roman numerals, the bevelled rock crystal case on a rectangular onyx base, measurements approximately 85 x 50 x 135mm, signed Cartier, numbered, fitted case stamped Cartier, charge key, onyx base imperfect.
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Literature

Cf.: Hans Nadelhoffer, Cartier, Milan, 2007, pg. 276 for a 'Model A' sketch and pg. 277 for illustrations of similar timepieces.

Cf.: Franco Cologni, Eric Nussbaum, Cartier: L'Arte del Platino, Milan, 1995, pg. 165 for an illustration of a similar timepiece.

Cf.: Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, Le Temps de Cartier, Milan, 1989, pg. 99.

Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3

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Geneva