CARTIER, FRANCE [卡地亞，法國] | A GOLD AND ENAMEL PURSE WATCH WITH SPRUNG SHUTTERS CIRCA 1930, ÉCLIPSE [「ÉCLIPSE」 黃金畫琺瑯方形懷錶備彈簧開關，年份約1930]
A GOLD AND ENAMEL PURSE WATCH WITH SPRUNG SHUTTERS
CIRCA 1930, ÉCLIPSE
• Movement: frosted gilded circular, lever escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance, numbered to the top-plate 60021
• Dial: off-white, Roman numerals, inner minute ring, blued steel moon hands, signed Cartier, France
• Case: gold engine-turned case with jagged black enamel borders, the gold satin finished shutters beneath a glazed aperture, shutters opened via two cabochon sapphire-set pushers set within black lacquered panels to the band at either end of the case, inner case surrounding the movement with hand stamped number 21430, 60021, the inner frame numbered 3 at either end, case back and case top each numbered 21430, 60021 and each separately numbered 3
length 41mm, width 28.5mm
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Dial: most likely restored
Case: some scuffs and scratches, some small depressions to the back, couple of small, minor chips to the black enamel to case front. The ends (i.e. end sides with the pushers) are black lacquer rather than enamel and with some chips. The case scratch signed European Watch & Clock Co. Inc., France.
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Cartier introduced their Eclipse watches for the pocket or handbag in 1929.
A near identical example of this so-called, 'sports watch series' of Cartier purse watch is featured in J. Barracca, G. Negretti & F. Nencini, Le Temps de Cartier, 2nd ed., 1993, pp. 147-148.
For further examples, see also: F. Chaille & F. Cologni, The Cartier Collection: Timepieces, 2006, pp. 292 & 294.