Only Online Auction

Hong Kong, Mar 09, 2022

LOT 252

Art Deco dress-watch, “couteau” (knife-edge); 18K yellow gold

HKD 8,500 - 17,000

EUR 1,000 - 1,950 / CHF 1,000 - 2,000 / USD 1,100 - 2,200


Sold: HKD 5,250

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, “couteau” (knife-edge), round-shaped, extra-thin, Art Deco dress-watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Case-back polished and engraved, in the centre, in taille-douce (fine cut) with the cypher “C J C” stamped by a royal crown.

Gilded colour metallic dial, with suspended “Breguet” numerals; blued steel “Breguet” hands.

17’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance and blued steel flat hairspring, polished steel index-regulator.

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-8-01


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Unsigned, France

Year circa 1920

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 80 722 (by “A B”, probably Alexandre Brédillart, Paris)

Material 18K yellow gold

Diameter 46 mm.

Caliber 17’’’, straight-line lever escapement

Weight 47.2 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement


“Montre Couteau”
“Couteau” is the term used by Cartier in their manufacturing records to described this type of watches with knife-edge cases, open-face or hunting-case models.


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.