36 Cartier Catching and Precious, Art Deco Lady’s Rectangular Shape Wristwatch in Platinum, Onyx and Diamond-Set Case

Estimate: €12,000 –⁠ 25,000

Sold €16,900

Model: Baguette
Case Material: Platinum, Yellow Gold, Diamonds and Onyx
Bracelet Material: Ribbon Strap
Year: 1920's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 21203 - 6806 - 14 078
Dimensions: 19 × 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, Cartier’s house was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry and watches making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. A rare women’s vintage cocktail Art Deco dress watch, this exceptionally lovely and rare piece is an unusual variant on the rectangular theme often seen in the Cartier Tank family. Featuring distinctive diamonds and striking onyx lugs and case indeed has been manufactured in full platinum, Cartier’s favorite material. With the classic silver dial with Roman numerals, black silk strap and deployant buckle this timepiece is extremely rare to come by, especially as it’s in such a wonderful condition. Set with diamonds throughout, the Art Deco style signed Cartier and the yellow back with serial numbers engraved make this a unique potential addition to one’s collection.