Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Jun 13, 2023

LOT 81


HKD 132,000 - 218,000

EUR 15,400 - 25,700 / CHF 15,000 - 25,000 / USD 16,700 - 27,900

A very fine and extremely rare, manual wind, platinum pocket watch with concealed dial revealed by depressing the button on the crown.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Black, Starr & Frost, Switzerland

Model Guillotine

Year circa 1920s

Movement No. 24346

Case No. 190811

Material platinum

Diameter 50mm.

Weight 114gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case (with diamond-set initials) and movement


Made popular by Cartier and described by the firm as a Guillotine, these pocket watches featuring a cover to protect the dial and the hands are extremely rare. In fact we have only ever sold one other example made by Cartier in platinum, this example is triple signed by the famed NY based retailer Black Starr and Frost, that was known as one of the most prestigious store selling high end items such as jewellery, watches, pocket watches and clocks.


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