Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 216
Cartier An elegant and shiny Cartier Double Chapter Ring Pocket Watch reference 202 in platinum with single diamond set in the crown, baguette diamonds decoration
Estimate € 20,000 – 40,000
Model: Double Chapter Ring Pocket Watch
Reference N°: 202
Year: 1994 Circa
Caliber: Rhodium-plated, 8 adjustments, 18 jewels
Since 1898, Cartier’s skill and craftsmanship in the creation of timepieces have proved to be even more important over pocket timepieces than wristwatches. Always ahead of its time and eager to experiment with innovative materials, Cartier gave birth to some very original pocket watches like the present lot from 1994 which distinguishes itself for a double chapter ring with Roman numerals on the outer ring that go from 1 to 12 while the inner ring with Arabic numerals from 13 to 24. The earliest example of a double chapter ring pocket watch in Cartier’s own collections is one that was made by Edmond Jaeger in 1911. However, the whole circular case of the present watch is produced in platinum which has always been one of the main materials for Cartier with the addition of a single diamond on the top of the crown and a full diamond-set with a baguette cut all over the edges. The dial is a mix of engine-turned and smooth silver guillochè decoration, completed by the Roman ad Arabic numerals previously described and an outer closed track for second. This duotone color is broken only by the blue steel hands while the platinum chain is the one in charge to break the linearity of the shapes of this watch.