CARTIER MINUTE REPEATING DESK CLOCK
Cartier. Made circa 1910.
Very fine and extremely rare, minute-repeating, silver and enamel, keyless desk clock.
Square, the upper section entirely decorated with translucent violet guilloche enamel
with white champlevé enamel borders, the rectangular base overlaid with translucent
green guilloche enamel with white champlevé enamel borders, the sides of the base with
gold paillon wreath garlands, fluted yellow gold bezel, large winding crown/repeating button
decorated with stripes of white and violet enamel and set with a cabochon amethyst.
Matte silver with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, sunray engine-turned
center. Gold fleur-de-lys hands.
68 mm., circular, matte gilt, jeweled to the center, straight line lever escapement,
notched bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating
on gongs activated by depressing the winding crown.