Geneva, May 08, 2022

LOT 410

Property of a Swiss family


CHF 15,000 - 25,000

EUR 14,900 - 24,800 / USD 16,100 - 26,900 / HKD 128,000 - 212,000

Sold: CHF 47,500

An exceptional, large, very well preserved, manual wind Art Deco, brass, pink enamel, agate travel clock with petite sonnerie and quarter repeating.

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Cartier, France

Year Circa 1935

Case No. 11678/78/78

Material Gilt brass

Dimensions 76 x 100 x 66 cm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories winding key, overhaul receipt from an independent watchmaker dated 2019 in the amount of CHF 980.


Produced at the height of design and sophistication during the 1930’s, these travel clocks were designed using the most elegant elements such as guilloche enamel, agate and often using jade, rock crystal among others and were made for the aristocracy and royal families around the world.
Often found in smaller sizes, this travel clock is large in size measuring a full 10 cms high while most are usually about half of this.
Furthermore its pink guilloche enamel case has been conserved in perfect condition with no chips or cracks or signs of restoration just like its dial. Another unusual and rare feature is the addition of the petite Sonnerie that automatically chimes on the hour, quarter and half hour on top of being able to activate it on demand through the push-button. Having been kept in the same Swiss family and fresh to the market, a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of art in close to perfect condition.