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Cartier Ruby and Diamond Concealed Bracelet Watch


This immaculate Cartier Paris yellow gold, diamond, and ruby concealed bracelet watch is a breathtaking expression of the Retro design ideals of the period. The sumptuous, flexible box-link bracelet silhouette with a platinum-set diamond and invisibly-set ruby cover typify the streamlined aesthetics of Cartier in the 1930s. Movement of the watch is by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

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Item #: W-18623
Artist: Cartier, Paris and Jaeger-LeCoultre
Country: France
Circa: 1930s
Size: 6.25” length, 0.5” width
Materials: 14 Old European round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.56 carat); 3 Calibre-cut rubies (approximate total weight 0.21 carat); 18K Gold; Platinum; Together with signed Cartier box
Signed: “Cartier 89088," and French control mark

The covered watch was a discreet way for a lady to keep track of the time whether hosting or attending an event. As keeping track of the time would be a faux-pas, the covered watch offered an opulent and socially-acceptable alternative.