A Unique and Exceptional Table Clock with A Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby-Set Singing Bird in A Yellow Gold, Emerald-Set, Mother-Of-Pearl and Lapis Lazuli Cage
Movement: Manual, signed Dial: Yellow gold and emerald-set (3.55 cts) dial at the bottom of the cage with diamond-set Roman numerals Case: A white diamond (99.17 cts), yellow diamond (7.74 cts), sapphire (86.50 cts) and ruby-set (15.90 cts) singing bird in a yellow gold, mother-of-pearl and lapis lazuli cage Measurement 170 x 330 mm With Cartier certificate of origin, original sketch and presentation box
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Cartier has not only crafted countless beautiful jewellery, but also a master of Haute Horlogerie which upholds the superb craftsmanship and watchmaking tradition for over 100 years. Not just it creates exclusive timepieces, the brand also has been committed to the preservation of rare decorative artistry, bringing art pieces worthy of passing down to the next generations.
The base of the rectangular box is a dial engraved with Roman numerals, and its timing system uses a spiral pendulum and escapement classic caliber. After winding, the dial in the front will rotate clockwise over time, where the automated bird will sing about 12-14 seconds, according to the set time or every single hour. The bird’s beak, head and wings will gently swing, with the clear and beautiful sound like a real bird.
This unique art piece highlights the combination of complex mechanical installations and the art of gem-setting, which showcase the top craftsmanship and unlimited creativity of Cartier as the leading brand in the horological world. This item will definitely become the most sought after item by collectors.