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  • Cartier Platinum Diamond Art Deco Wristwatch, circa 1925

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    Cartier Platinum Diamond Art Deco Wristwatch, circa 1925

    by Cartier
    Stock No. 2559
    An extremely rare and well-preserved Art Deco vintage wristwatch by Cartier dating from Circa 1925.

    Pioneering designer Louis Cartier created a rectangular shaped watch, at a time when most watches were round. This watch also has an original deployment clasp (which was also invented by Louis Cartier in that period).

    Platinum and gold rectangular shaped case set with diamonds and integrated woven silk cord bracelet with black enamel Cartier deployment clasp and diamond winding crown.

    Silvered dial with black Roman numerals. Black minute chapter. Blued steel fancy hands.

    19-Jewel (Rubies) European Watch and Clock Co Chronometer movement, adjusted to 8 positions.

    With Cartier Box.

    Art Deco

    The Art Deco period was one of the first truly worldwide movements of fashion in the arts, which reached its peak during the 1920’s and 1930’s. It had its roots in Paris just before the First World War. It took its name from Arts Décoratifs, an international Exhibition of Modern Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925.

    Art Deco was a stylistic about turn to the Art Nouveau movement which preceded it. Gone were the soft, curved shapes and lines and in came straight lines and the bold geometric forms influenced by cubism and the desire to be modern. Parisian designers and jewellers such as Louis Cartier and René Lalique played an important role in popularising the Art Deco mode in their jewellery and objects. Infusing their designs with bold bright colours, setting emeralds, rubies and sapphires in simple lines and elegant settings.

    Watch design was, as everything else, also influenced by the new modern ideal of straight lines, so watch cases began to become rectangular and square shapes. However, rectangular shaped watch movements had not been created yet, so Edmund Jaeger of Jaeger Le Coultre, was specially commissioned by Louis Cartier to make a movement to fit in to his innovative new design.

    Case, movement and dial signed.

    Case Measurements:

    Width : 14mm / 1.40cm / ½” (0.55 Inches).
    Length (lug to lug): 27mm / 2.7cm / 1 1/16” (1.07 Inches)
    Bracelet Length (including watch): 160mm / 16.0cm / 6 1/4” (6.30 Inches) approx

    All watches are given a full thorough service. They are stripped down to their individual parts, thoroughly checked for any obvious wear and tear, cleaned, re-oiled, reassembled and regulated. The final result is that the case, dial and movement are in pristine condition. Pristine, fully serviced, 2 year guarantee and full after sales maintenance service.

    Width14.00 mm - 0.55 inches


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