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Cartier: A Magnificent and Unique Silver, Onyx and Nephrite Eight-Day Five-Time-Zone Desk Clock, Presented to FDR
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A Magnificent and Unique Silver, Onyx and Nephrite Eight-Day Five-Time-Zone Desk Clock, CARTIER, EUROPEAN WATCH & CLOCK CO., CIRCA 1938, MOVEMENT\nEight-day nickel lever movement signed European Watch & Clock Co, Inc., bi-metallic compensation balance, precision regulator, 13 jewels, adjusted to heat and cold; the five dials driven by means of a single vertical axle converging with the central underdial wheel (for mean-time), which in turn powers the subsidiary hour dials by one-to-one force through radiating wheels, each set by a recessed disc in the back of the case            DIAL\nBrushed silvered dial, central nephrite lozenge, stylized pierced silver mean-time hands, corresponding silver Roman numerals to the bezel, the four quadrants of the mean-time dial indicating time in\n• London-Paris\n• Berlin-Rome\n• San Francisco\n• Tokyo\nEach with stylized numerals and similarly styled pierced gold champlevé black enamel hands, the four subsidiary time dials separated by three sugarloaf nephrite cabochons within gold collets, with gold sugarloaf cabochons to each corner of the mean-time dial, dial signed Cartier in gold and France CASE\nMassive rectangular onyx case, square upper form applied with silver geometric banding linked by ribbed nephrite panels, supported by a two-tier rectangular silver bordered onyx base, decorated with a silver band of sugarloaf cabochons above trios of sugarloaf nephrite cabochons, the bottom tier further with silver border, the corners fitted with calibré-set nephrite tiles, the front fitted with a silver plaque inscribed "L'HEURE DE LA VICTOIRE DANS LE MONDE" HOMMAGE A SON ARTISAN, LE PRESIDENT DES ETATS UNIS, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, the back fitted with a panel mounted on the lower left with clip to store the Cartier key numbered 2731 to match the movement, attached to the clock by means of a security chain, the upper left corner with exhibition sticker printed 'Estate of Eleanor Roosevelt, No 2345, Hyde Park, N. Y.,' the bottom tier further fitted with silver-edged winding hole, the case stamped in several places with Paris silver marks and maker's mark MC for Maurice Coüet, the reverse signed Cartier 2731, Made in France, the base also numbered 2470\nMeasurements: height 22cm., width 20cm., depth 11cm. PRESENTATION BOX\nRed Morocco leather Cartier display box with gilt-tooled borders, marked with gilt letters F. D. R. to the upper left corner, with red leather carrying strap, now broken, the reverse bearing exhibition sticker printed 'Estate of Eleanor Roosevelt, No 2345, Hyde Park, N. Y.'\nMeasurements: height 26cm., width 25cm., depth 16cm.
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Each with stylized numerals and similarly styled pierced gold champlevé black enamel hands, the four subsidiary time dials separated by three sugarloaf nephrite cabochons within gold collets, with gold sugarloaf cabochons to each corner of the mean-time dial, dial signed Cartier in gold and France CASE

creator

European Watch & Clock Co. Cartier

dimensions

Measurements: height 22cm., width 20cm., depth 11cm. PRESENTATION BOX Measurements: height 26cm., width 25cm., depth 16cm.


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