CARTIER Tonneau Rare and unique example of... - Lot 52 - Osenat

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CARTIER Tonneau Rare and unique example of... - Lot 52 - Osenat
CARTIER Tonneau Rare and unique example of the Cartier Tonneau model in 18K yellow gold. Cartier Tonneau ref 16177, circa 1907. Men's watch from the beginning of the last century, barrel-shaped, mechanical movement with manual winding. Roman numeral hour-markers, dial signed Cartier Paris, blued steel Breguet hour and minute hands. Screw-down caseback, numbered and punched. Leather strap and 18K gold folding clasp. Produced from 1907 in the Cartier workshops, this exceptional watch features a Jaeger-LeCoultre mechanism, following an exclusive partnership between the two houses from 1907 under which all Jaeger movements were exclusive to Cartier watches for a period of fourteen years. Subsequently, Louis Cartier joined forces with Edmond Jaeger in 1920 to found the brand "European Watch and Clock Co. The EWC mechanisms were produced exclusively for Cartier and Jaeger watches. These same EWC mechanisms were developed in the Jaeger LeCoultre workshops from 1930 to 1950. It is for this reason alone that the mechanism of our copy of Cartier Tonneau is not signed EWC and it is paradoxically in this way that it is possible to evaluate the period of manufacture. We can therefore imagine that this watch was produced between 1907 and 1920, because the movement corresponds to a production of Edmond Jaeger, but is not signed "European Watch and Clock co". We find the concordance of serial number 16177 on the movement and on the case. Watch in an exceptional state of conservation, very rare model. Works, not revised Dimensions: 27 x 39.5 mm. Gross weight : 41,74 gr. Length : 20 cm.
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