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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 131

Tank Obus - St. Christopher Cartier, Paris, "Tank Obus", No. 21407/1519. Made in 1928. Very fine and very rare, square, 18K yellow gold and champleve enamel wristwatch with special champleve enamel ?St. Christopher? back and a Cartier 18K yellow gold deployant clasp. Accompanied by a Cartier box.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

USD 8,000 - 12,000 / EUR 5,500 - 8,000

Sold: CHF 26,400

C. Square, two-body, solid, polished, four screws on the band, ogival lugs, black champleve radial Roman numerals on the wide bezel, inner minute track, the back decorated with a dark blue champleve enamel depicting St. Christopher and the inscription ?EXALTATION, 1901-1927, Paris and After?. D. Small, square, matte silver. Blued steel épée hands. M. Cal. 10''', signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc., rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance adjusted to 8 positions, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Movement signed European Watch & Clock Co., Inc., case with Cartier numbers. Dim. 26 x 26 mm. Thickness 6 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-12-01



HANDS Original


Literature: This watch is illustrated in ? Le Temps de Cartier?, Barracca, Negretti & Nencini, 1989, p. 160.