Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 438

CARTIER/ EUROPEAN WATCH & CLOCK CO., TRIPTYQUE, ONYX, DIAMOND, GOLD

A very fine, elegant, rare, manual wind, 18k yellow gold desk clock with onyx base and diamond and black enamel decoration.

Brand Cartier

Model Triptyque

Year Circa 1925

Case No. 42732/ 6294

Caliber 8 1/2’’’

Dimensions 35 x 60 x 28 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

CHF 22,000 - 32,000

HKD 176,000 - 256,000 / USD 22,000 - 32,000


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Known as altar or triptyque clocks, these exquisite desk or travel clocks were the ultimate signs of distinction and elegance from the 1930’s. Made in a wide variety of various case finishes and designs, this example signed European Watch & Clock Co. is particularly attractive as it is mounted on an onyx base and has, unlike the majority with a top winder, its winder is hidden at the back of the clock which meant that a further two doors had to be installed on the reverse. Kept in exquisite condition, it is one of the best examples of a Triptyque that we have had the pleasure of offering.