Lot 4273. Pocket watch: Cartier rarity, and large, elegant Cartier watch with split-seconds chronograph and Subdials, No. 9450, probably delivered to the Royal watchmaker and jeweler Hamilton in Calcutta & New Delhi, CA. 1925, with original box

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Auction date:04.05.2019   16:30
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Lot 4273Pocket watch: Cartier rarity, and large, elegant Cartier watch with split-seconds chronograph and Subdials, No. 9450, probably delivered to the Royal watchmaker and jeweler Hamilton in Calcutta & New Delhi, CA. 1925, with original box
About Ø51mm, approx. 63g, 18K Gold, No. 9450, typical, super-slim Cartier case with French Goldpunze for watch case in 18K Gold, extremely fine and extremely rare caliber with split-seconds chronograph and Subdials, anchor escapement, caliber Audemars Piguet, original silvered dial, signed Cartier, original, blued Breguet-style steel hands, completely original state of preservation, fully functional, located in presumably original Box, the Royal jeweller Hamilton & co. in India. Cartier pocket watch with drag pointer chronograph extremely rare. To date, only a few copies are known. Number 9457 in Platinum was auctioned in 2009, in Geneva, and had for 60,000 Swiss francs (source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/7Or). Another of these clocks is shown in "Le Temps de Cartier, Barracca, Negretti & Nencini", 1989 edition, p. 326. The demand of the Indian princes to the super elegant Cartier pocket watch was great. In Hans-needle Hoffer "Cartier":"....The first important contacts to the Maharadjas were closed during the celebrations of George V's coronation in 1911, the same year as Jacques Cartier, the eighth for his first trip to India up. To his Surprise, he found that the Maharadjas were particularly interested in pocket watches, then in Paris and London's big fashion."

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