Cartier [ 卡地亞] | Gem-Set and Diamond Lapel-Watch, France [寶石配鑽石領錶]
Property from a Private Collection
Gem-Set and Diamond Lapel-Watch, France
Of geometric design, the swivel-set enamelled case featuring a square dial and Arabic numerals, the reverse centering a hexagonal-shaped diamond, accented by old European-cut diamonds, decorated with carved onyx segments, a pear-shaped emerald and a pearl, the surmount further set with cabochon and calibré-cut buff-top emeralds, applied with black enamel, manual movement, dial signed Cartier, France, movement signed EW&C. Co., numbered 3682, with French assay marks; circa 1925. With signed box.
In overall good condition, with light wear and scratches to the mounting, commensurate with age. French assay marks for 18 karat gold and platinum. The emeralds are medium slightly bluish green color, slightly to moderately included. The diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 4.00 carats are approximately F-H color, predominantly VS clarity. The enamel in overall good condition, with minor areas of loss. The onyx segments intact. The pearl of creamy white body color, moderate rose and green overtones, good skin and luster, with very slight ringing. Please note that the pin mechanism is a later addition and the piece may have originally been conceived as a pendant. Several screws on the movement later replaced. Dimensions approximately 2 ⅜ x ⅞ inches. Movement signed EW&C. Co. for European Watch & Clock Co. 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. Please see the Important Notice Regarding the Condition of Watches on page 212 of the printed catalogue.
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