Important Watches & Jewelry
New York, Dec 08, 2016
CARTIER MINIATURE DESK / TRAVEL CLOCK YELLOW GOLD Cartier, movement by Geneva Clock Co. Made circa 1950. Very fine and very rare, 14K yellow gold, 8-day going, miniature desk / travel clock. Accompanied by an original key.
Rectangular, the case entirely engine turned in a sun-ray pattern, polished bezel, the hinged and sprung catch operated by a fold-down and flush fitting semi-circular flange, stepped base. Matte silver with polished gold baton and square hour indexes. Yellow gold sword hands. 34 x 23 mm., rhodium plated, further matte brass plate fixed to the back plate by two screws, 15 jewels, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.