CARTIER NEPHRITE, GOLD,
DIAMOND DESK CLOCK
Cartier, "Montre de Bureau", No. 1257/2362. Made circa 1915.
Extremely fine and very rare, nephrite, gold, platinum, enamel
and diamond-set, 8-day going desk clock.
Square polished nephrite with inset corners and beveled
edges, each corner set with a large rose-cut diamond in a
platinum "sun" setting, gilt-brass clock case with hinged
Yellow gold chapter ring mounted on the case with radial
Roman numerals and flowerhead markers, inner minute dot
markers, white champlevé enamel ground, the center with
a glazed panel of opalescent sunray guilloche enamel. Rose-
cut diamond-set platinum hands.
19''', matte gilt, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement,
cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet
balance spring, index regulator.
DIM. 74 mm. Square.