Lot 4265. Pocket watch: unique, historically significant Cartier pocket watch with original box, a gift from the English Royal family, under George V, at the same time the Emperor of India, to an Indian Prince-house, including archive information, by Cartier

Starting price:€ 40 000
Auction date:16.03.2019   16:30
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Lot 4265Pocket watch: unique, historically significant Cartier pocket watch with original box, a gift from the English Royal family, under George V, at the same time the Emperor of India, to an Indian Prince-house, including archive information, by Cartier
Approx. Ø44mm, approx. 47g, super flat design, 18K Gold, platinum and grey-blue enamel on both sides, shaped guilloche rays Maille with a white edge, the rear side placed Indian Princely monogram of platinum, monogram with a sword and a crown, Fully stocked with diamond roses, super flat design, Cartier precision decreased work in absolute top quality with strip cut, 18 stones and regulated in the layers 8, No. 5110/5481, original, guilloche dial, signed Cartier Paris', blued Breguet steel hands, signed box, wonderful, original state of preservation, fully functional, one of a kind and Museum-like Cartier collectors piece. The following Cartier archive information in front of us: "It is a single piece that was made 1910/1911 from the house of Cartier. The pocket watch was given as a gift from the English Royal house of one of the many Indian princely dynasties, the module of 1858-1947 the British colonial Empire and as a colony under the name British India". The peculiarity of the connection of British India was that only half of the land area was under direct British rule, and the Rest was under the influence and domination of the local princely dynasties. In order to preserve the personal relationship of trust and the connection to the English crown maintain was therefore usual, regular gifts to this princely families were made, which were, accordingly, luxuriantly. In Hans-needle Hoffer "Cartier" is the name of it: "...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 for his first voyage to India opened the door. The trip lasted 16 days. To his Surprise, he found that the Maharadjas, the welcomed him into their Kingdom of welcome, were mainly interested in pocket watches, then in Paris and London's big fashion." Among other things, is lt. To find the needle Hoffer "Cartier", the following order in the Cartier archives documents: "A blue enameled pocket watch, made for the Maharadja of Kapurthala", whose coat of arms is decorated with a sword and a crown, and it was here, in 1911, the title of the Maharadjas. In the case of the present watch was manufactured in the same year, it could be quite exactly this watch!

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