CARTIER AGATE & GOLD MONTRE DE BUREAU
Cartier, Paris, No. 798. Made circa 1920.
Fine, agate, silver-gilt, gold, champlevé enamel, sapphire and
rose-cut diamond-set 8-day going desk clock.
Square with outset corners, polished agate, gold bezel
decorated with gold scrolls on a white champleve enamel
ground, each corner set with a cabochon sapphire in a
beaded mount, silver-gilt drum case for the movement with
Matte silver with Arabic numerals, outer minute track,
the center with sunray engine-turned decoration. Rose-cut
diamond-set fancy hands.
43 mm., rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 15
jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation
balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with
terminal curve, index regulator.