Rare ‘Briquet-Montre’ (lighter watch) by Cartier, Paris
Price Code: SOLD
An extremely sought-after, solid 18ct gold and black enamel ‘Briquet-Montre’ (lighter watch) by Cartier, Paris. The body of the lighter with a vertical linear pattern is punctuated by batons of black enamel forming an Art Deco border to the top and bottom edge, and the lift arm is cloaked in black enamel. The square silver dial with five-minute divisions, has blued steel hands and the outer black bezel features inset Roman numerals in gold.
The manually wound, 15 jewel movement is signed European Watch & Clock Co. Inc., and the base is signed CARTIER PARIS, MADE IN FRANCE and bears French poinçon marks and model numbers. This extraordinary and scarce jewel of Art Deco design is complete with a Cartier presentation case. French, circa 1930s.
Height: Approx. 46 mm
Detail: a similar example is illustrated in ‘Le Temps de Cartier’, Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti & Franco Nencini, first published 1989, page 149
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