La collection Cartier - Historical and Exceptional pieces of la Maison Cartier

Movements with complications that offer all kinds of information, apart from the time, are considered the peak of the watchmaker's art. Watches with these sophisticated mechanisms chime the hours, show the date, wake you up, measure an event... From 1910, Cartier's example encouraged the most prestigious manufacturers of movements to offer their clients highly technical watches in supremely elegant designs. Thus the jeweler became a fully-fledged watchmaker.

Pocket watch with minute repeater and split-seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar and phases of the moon

CARTIER PARIS, 1927

Yellow gold. Round LeCoultre movement, minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph, 48-month perpetual calendar, lunar phases, rhodium-plated, 8 adjustments, 40 jewels, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring.

Diameter: 5.12 cm

MINUTE REPEATER
WRISTWATCH

CARTIER PARIS, 1928

Yellow gold, leather strap.

Round LeCoultre movement, minute repeater, Côtes de Genève decoration, rhodium-plated, 8 adjustments, 29 jewels, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring.

This extremely rare wristwatch includes one of the most sophisticated complications: the minute repeater mechanism that strikes the hours, the quarters and the minutes when the repeating slide is pushed.

2.99 x 3.27 cm (case)

Tortue
single-button chronograph
wristwatch

CARTIER NEW YORK, 1929

Yellow gold, leather strap.

Round LeCoultre caliber 133 movement with single-button chronograph, 30-minute totalizer, fausses Côtes de Genève decoration, rhodium-plated, 8 adjustments, 25 jewels, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring.

Sold to Edsel Ford. After her husband’s death, Eleanor Ford respected his wishes by giving this watch to his close friend and colleague, Arthur Backus.

3.5 x 2.7 cm (case)

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