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Circular dial in blue guilloché enamel, inscribed in latin 'I do not count the hours if they are not brilliant', agate, white and light blue enamel, rose-cut diamonds, gold (French mark), 1913, mechanical movement, 11.0x2.0 cm, signed Cartier, red Cartier fitted case
Provenance
New York, 14 June 2012, lot 51
Literature
O. Bachet & A. Cartier, Cartier Exceptional Objects, Éditions Palais Royal, 2019, book I, p. 191 for the photograph of this clock
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Lot Essay

I DO NOT COUNT THE HOURS IF THEY ARE NOT BRILLIANT

The time is read by two cursors, one in the form of the sun, the other as a moon which appear alternatively during the day and the night. The minutes in Arabic numerals are indicated by a diamond-set hand in the shape of an openwork arrow.

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