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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 354

Piece Unique 8 Day World Time Desk Clock Cartier, France. Made circa 1965. Possibly unique 8 day-going silver and brass world time desk clock.

CHF 35,000 - 55,000

USD 35,000 - 55,000 / EUR 25,000 - 37,000

Sold: CHF 42,000

C. Triangular silver case mounted on a square base housing the movement, polished and ribbed case, brass with radial sunburst pattern. D. White, rotating center cartouche with the world times cities, radial Roman numerals, outer track with minute divisions. Art Deco hands. M. 48 mm, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring. Dial signed. Case and movement numbered (79902, HNA 35) and with Cartier and French hallmarks. Dim. 105 mm x 110 mm x 92 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3-6


Slightly oxidized

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


According to the consignor this clock was bought at a charity auction organized by Cartier and Franco Cologni in Milan in 1986, at which the firm had donated every lot auctioned. It has remained in the hands of the original owner ever since.