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'World Time' desk clock

Cartier, Paris.

A rare and highly unusual ‘World Time’ desk clock, the circular face with 110 mm dial pivoting between two supporting pillars with stepped plinths, in silvered bronze with an attractive satinized finish.

The clock face has 24 segments, each labelled with various countries and territories with circular apertures where the 24 ‘hours’ can be viewed against a black (night) or white (day) background. To the centre of the dial, the fixed clock face with gilded numbers and hands and marked Cartier. The movement, made by The Concord Watch Company of Switzerland, is in very fine condition and has been expertly examined and serviced (see images). French, circa 1930s.

The clock comes complete with a bespoke Cartier presentation case.

Length: 7½ inches (18 cms), height: 5 inches (12 cms).

Price Code: Code SOLD

Reference: 5976

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