RARE ART DECO 1930’s CARTIER ‘LA CAPTIVE’ SILVER ENAMEL TRAVEL PURSE WATCH

Art Deco 1930's Cartier La Captive Silver Enamel Travel Purse Watch

A beautiful Cartier ‘La Captive’ Swiss attractive Art Deco silver enamel travel, puse watch in fair condition, owned by Begum Andrée Aga Khan. It is known that Cartier commissiond Tavannes as the maker, considering the succes of the ‘La Captive’ series, commissioned by many other famous boutiques and famous fashion houses. The watch has been manufactured around 1930’s.

The watch has a lovely, nickel finish movement in working condition and a winding mechanism through the crown at twelve. The watch is crown wound and set.

Art Deco 1930's Cartier La Captive Silver Enamel Travel Purse Watch

Art Deco 1930’s Cartier La Captive Silver Enamel Travel Purse Watch, owned by HH the Begum Andrée Aga Khan

Art Deco 1930's Cartier La Captive Silver Enamel Travel Purse Watch

Art Deco 1930’s Cartier La Captive Silver Enamel Travel Purse Watch, Inside case shows a Patent Pending mark. Case serial number: 24643. Watch case serial number: 6953.

Art Deco 1930's Cartier La Captive Silver Enamel Travel Purse Watch

Art Deco 1930’s Cartier La Captive Silver Enamel Travel Purse Watch, When the watch is folded, the case size is ~46 x 25 x 8 mm. When the watch case is upend, the size is ~40 x 25 x 20 mm . The total weight of the watch is ~38.33 grams.

The watch is folding into the lovely opaque enamel decorated case. It is released when the two red enamel inlay side buttons are pressed and turned face down.

The white rectangular dial is in good condition, with minor signs of aging. The dial features black Arabic numerals and blue Breguet hands set, while the crystal is in great condition.

The case opens and closes nicely, the trap door hinges being in good condition. The case enamel shows various signs of wear, cracks, hairlines or chips and other marks from general use and opening, however it remains in a good original condition.

 

 

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