'Comet' 8-Days, A rare rock crystal, yellow gold, platinum, enamel, and diamond-set eight-day desk timepiece, Circa 1920 卡地亞 'Comet' 8-Days 罕有水晶、黃金、鉑金、琺瑯及鑽石8日動力儲存座鐘，約1920年製
December 9, 06:15 PM GMT
50,000 - 100,000 USD
A rare rock crystal, yellow gold, platinum, enamel, and diamond-set eight-day desk timepiece, Circa 1920
Dial: revolving sunburst guilloché dial with translucent blue enamel, diamond set comet hands
Caliber: circular nickel lever movement
Case: rock crystal, platinum, yellow gold, white enamel, diamond-set
Case number: 4274
Closure: rock crystal strut
Size: 81 x 67 mm
Accessories: Cartier fitted presentation box
Maurice Coüet came from a long lineage of watchmakers. He learned from both his father and grandfather – both watchmakers for Breguet – and later move to Paris to set up his own business that would exclusively create table clocks for Cartier.
Cartier 'Comet' clocks were manufactured between 1912 and 1920. Within a circular dial, translucent blue enamel over guilloché-ground depicts radiating lines to further heighten the diamond-set comet-form hour marker. A diamond-set minute marker is attached to a rotating plate under the bezel.
The present comet clock is in superb condition and complete with it's original fitted Cartier box.
Similar examples are illustrated in Nadelhoffer, H., Cartier: Jewelers Extraordinary, pl. 55, and Barracca, J., Negretti, G., and Nencini, F., Le Temps de Cartier, pp. 62, and 108.