Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 20

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

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

Brand Cartier

Model Triptyque

Year Circa 1925

Movement No. 752657

Case No. 42732/6294

Caliber 8 1/2

Dimensions 35 x 60 x 28 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

EUR 18,000 - 28,000

USD 21,700 - 34,000 / HKD 168,000 - 262,000


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 o"ering.