Blue and white enamel, blued steel hands, gold, circa 1925, mechanical movement, 4.2x2.3x1.0 cm, signed Cartier, maker's mark (Viel-Robin & Co.), nos. 1939 9300, brown Cartier original fitted case
O. Bachet & A. Cartier, Cartier Exceptional Objects, Éditions Palais Royal, 2019, book I, p. 207 for the photograph of this clock
Special notice
On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT will be charged at 7.7% on both the premium as well as the hammer price.
Brought to you by

Lot Essay

Purse watches such as lots 35 and 41 could be placed on a table or desk once their pivoting support was opened out. The simple but clever system meant that the time could be read when the dial shutters were open or closed. In August 1925, the inventor J. Vergely filed for a patent for this model.
Extract from Cartier Exceptional Objects by O. Bachet & A. Cartier

Related Articles

Sorry, we are unable to display this content. Please check your connection.

More from
A lifetime of Collecting - 101 Cartier Clocks
Place your bid Condition report

A Christie's specialist may contact you to discuss this lot or to notify you if the condition changes prior to the sale.

I confirm that I have read this Important Notice regarding Condition Reports and agree to its terms. View Condition Report