Art Deco Cartier Clock
This rare and stylish clock by Cartier is the epitome of Art Deco design. This timepiece is housed in its sleek, architectural case, the black and red enameling reflecting Cartier’s incredibly popular Oriental aesthetic, as imagined by legendary designer and Art Deco pioneer, Charles Jacqueau. The coral pyramid cabochon accents are hallmarks of Jacqueau’s innovative style. The Cartier tradition of clock and watch making extends almost as far back as the founding of the company in 1898. At first a secondary activity, Cartier’s definitive approach to l’horlogerie became the predominant activity and prestige of this famed company.
Marked “Cartier” on the dial and “France” on the interior of the movement
7 5/8” wide x 2 3/8” deep x 6 3/8” high
In 1898, Louis Cartier, one of the three Cartier brothers and grandson of founder Louis-François, moved to 13 rue de La Paix with his father, Alfred. Louis was a talented creator of jewels and art objects, and expanded his skills by tying his craft with clock making traditions, lost now for more than a century. Thereafter, Cartier's clocks, table clocks, and watches were manufactured with an emphasis on perfection, beauty and originality.