CARTIER/EUROPEAN WATCH & CLOCK CO., INC. A RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL OPEN-FACED KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH MADE FOR THE YACHT CLUB DE FRANCE CIRCA 1922, NO. 12274 [卡地亞/歐洲鐘錶公司罕有黃金畫琺瑯計時懷錶,為法國遊艇會製造,年份約1922,編號12274]

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Lot №: 841
Estimate: $11,162 - 16,743
11 November 2020
Sold price
$98,449

Description

Cartier/European Watch & Clock Co., Inc.


A RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL OPEN-FACED KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH MADE FOR THE YACHT CLUB DE FRANCE

CIRCA 1922, NO. 12274

[卡地亞/歐洲鐘錶公司罕有黃金畫琺瑯計時懷錶,為法國遊艇會製造,年份約1922,編號12274]


Movement: damascened, lever escapement, 29 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, chronograph mechanism partially visible to the backplate, signed European Watch & Clock Co. Inc.

Dial: silvered, black Arabic numerals, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register, blued steel Breguet hands, signed Cartier

Case: 18ct gold, white champlevé enamel border to bezel and legend reading 'Yacth [sic] Club de France', case back depicting a sailing boat, the sails in opaque white enamel with gold banding against a blue guilloché enamel ground, the sea of wave-form engine-turning, the sky with vertical linear engine-turning, circular cartouche with white enamel initials VH beneath a blue and white enamel flag, chronograph activation via crown, hoop-form bow, case backnumbered 12274 and with French gold marks


diameter 48.5mm