242 Cartier Attractive and Impressive, Art Deco, Square-Shape Wristwatch in Platinum, Onyx Diamond-Set Bezel and Silver Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: €20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Model: Carrè "Nain Jaune"
Case Material: Platinum, Diamonds and Onyx
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1920's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 14618 - 6619
Dimensions: 23 × 23 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The present lot is an uncommon representative of Cartier Carrè “Nain Jaune” family. Over the year this model has been produced in many metals and finishes making it a very appreciated creation by the Parisian brand. This watch model is called “Nain Jaune” in Cartier’s archives and the design was created in 1912 and was still being made in the 1920s due to its classic Art Deco style. This lot strikes for its great conditions of preservation considering its age. The square platinum case is definitely very uncommon to find with its “Art Deco” style, bezel and outer border set with large rose-cut diamonds, surrounding a black onyx triangle in each corner, wire lugs, rose-cut diamond-set winding crown. The dial in all its delicacy shows a great patina with its matte silver with painted Roman numbers keeping their bright black color. These Art Deco watches were usually delivered with black satin strap but considering the fact that the white-gold bracelet is correct for the period can be supposed that was ordered later by the owner and still presents the original Cartier deployant.