CIRCA: 1970
CASE MATERIAL: 18k white gold
DIAMETER: 30 mm. wide; 37 mm. length
DIAL: Mystery
MOVEMENT: Backwind
FUNCTIONS: Time only
BUCKLE: 18k white gold Cartier deployant clasp
WITH: Additional transparent disc

Ψ This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, this watch will be supplied to the buyer with a black leather strap.
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Lot Essay

An unmistakable Cartier creation, this glamorous and well-preserved wristwatch made in 1970 continues the tradition of excellence and mechanical genius that epitomizes Catier’s legendary “mystery” clock and wristwatches. Cartier’s mystery watches and clocks have become synonymous with the company and were first introduced in 1913 interpreting the invention of French magician and watchmaker Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin.

The mechanism consists of two rotating crystal discs to which the hands are fitted giving the illusion that they have no visible means of turning. The special caliber movement and gearing system to turn the discs is concealed within the case.

Always highly exclusive and desirable, Cartier’s mystery watches continue to fascinate today as much as they have for over 100 years.

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