If I owned this watch I think I’d purposefully set it wrong so that I could periodically look at my wrist and think “What time is it? Oh wait, I’m so marvelously adorned that I don’t care.”
It’s breathtaking, isn’t it? Obviously Cartier, it was made in Paris in 1905. The dial is white enamel with black painted Roman numerals. Surrounding the face is a pave-set rose-cut diamond bezel with scrolling pear-cut diamond-set shoulders and a diamond-set winder. The watch strap is a seven row white and grey pearl bracelet concealing a rose gold and platinum deployant clasp. The watch is signed Cartier on the dial with serial numbers 20103 and 11397 to the reverse of the platinum case.
That’s right. Even the winder is set with diamonds. This watch rocks my world. I think every detail is lovely, down to the style of the Roman numerals painted on the face.
(Please pardon the slightly odd angle of the picture – I rotated it to give us a vertical view of the dial and to allow for a larger picture overall. If it bothers you, please feel free to tilt your head to the left.)
This watch is currently for sale at S.J. Philips. All images and info are thanks to S.J. Philips.