Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

205 Cartier An example of high manufacturing, Cartier pocket watch in Rocca Crystal and platinum with European Watch and Clock Co. movement

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 18,200

Lot Description

Model: Pocket Watch
Material: platinium and rock crystal
Dimensions: 45 mm

A mineral which consists of a variety of pure quartz, perfectly colorless and transparent, the Rocca Crystal has found applications in different fields but mainly in that luxury objects. This Cartier pocket watch with rock crystal case is the result of the skill of the master jewelers of the Parisian brand, capable of making the case and its decorations, combined with the quality of the watchmakers of the European Watch and Clock Co. instead occupied with the caliber as evidenced by the perfectly visible engraving on the movement. Company founded in the ’20s of the 20th century as a joint venture between Cartier and Edmond Jaeger of the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory, the European Watch and Clock Co was the preferred supplier of movements for Cartier, although the French brand continued to collaborate with other producers such as Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet and Movado. This refined pocket watch made of platinum and Rocca Crystal stand with polished tufted ring and numbered Roman hours is an object of the finest quality, given the great difficulties deriving from the processing of crystal. The unique stripe pattern guilloché dial with hour chevrons has blue hands and shows the signature France, which means that this watch has been manufactured in France.