Details
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
Literature
O. Bachet & A. Cartier, Cartier Exceptional Objects, Éditions Palais Royal, 2019, book I, p. 207 for the photograph of this clock
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ALTAR DESK CLOCKS
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

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