Important Watches & Jewelry
New York, Dec 08, 2016
CARTIER QUARTER REPEATING TRAVEL / DESK CLOCK Cartier, Belle Epoque, Made circa 1910. Very fine and very rare, quarter-repeating, silver, enamel, agate and rose-cut diamond-set 8-day going desk / travel clock.
Rectangular silver entirely decorated with translucent pink guilloche enamel with white champlevé enamel borders, the top with a pierced rose-cut diamond-set monogram "JRW" in a circle, the back with shuttered winding holes for winding and hand-setting and aperture for regulation, round agate repeat button, carved and polished agate base, faceted oval crystal. Oval white enamel with painted radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Rose-cut diamond-set arrow hands. Rectangular brass plates, four pillars, straight-line lever escapement on a matte gilt platform, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on two gongs with two hammers.