Lot 53
  • 53


5,000 - 8,000 USD
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  • yellow gold, enamel
  • 42 mm x 29.5 mm closed
• 9''' jeweled nickel lever movement • cream dial, black painted radial Roman numerals, blued steel Breguet hands, inner minute track • 18k yellow gold and enamel rectangular case, concealed dial engaged through double cabochon sapphire set buttons, case back secured by four screws to the band • case, dial, and movement signed, case and movement hand stamped with Cartier numbers


CASE Case in fair condition with small nicks, wear and scuffing consistent with age and use. Vertical engine turned case body with small nicks and light scratches throughout. A small area of loss to the black enamel at the case lip, parallel to the cabochon pushers. When pushers are engaged, case is opened and dial is visible. The total length open is approximately 62 mm. Interior case with light scuffing and surface marks. Dial case back hand stamped, and with some light undulating areas. DIAL Dial in overall good condition. Some small losses to the black pigment of the numerals. Some light debris. MOVEMENT Movement recently serviced by Cartier. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Similar examples are illustrated in Barracca, J., Negretti, G. & Nencini, F., Le Temps de Cartier, pp 148-150.