Important Collector's Wristwatches, P...

New York, Sep 17, 2009

LOT 397

Single Button Chronograph Cartier Paris, "Tortue à Pattes," No. HSA 837. Made in 1929. Extremely fine and rare, tonneau-shaped, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with single button chronograph, register and an 18K yellow gold buckle. Accompanied by a Cartier Certificate of Authenticity dated January 16th, 2004.

USD 60,000 - 80,000

EUR 42,000 - 55,000 / CHF 65,000 - 85,000

Sold: USD 69,600

C. Two-body, solid, polished, case back secured by 4 screws in the band. D. Champagne with painted black radial Roman numerals, outer 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 30-minute register. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Cal. 11"', signed European Watch & Clock Co., rhodiumplated, fausses cotes decoration, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance adjusted to temperatures and 2 positions, blued steel Breguet balance spring. The winding-crown is also the single button for chronograph functions. Dial and case signed, movement signed ?European Watch & Clock Co.? Dim. 27x35 mm. Thickness 9 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original