Cartier Dashboard Clock, Art Deco, Silver & Lacquer

£6,000
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Exuding the unmistakable elegance of the Art Deco period, this Cartier dashboard clock is a special timepiece, sold by Dunhill in the 1930s. Transporting you back to the dawn of car travel, it is a welcome addition to the clock or fine automobilia enthusiast’s collection, for the work desk or the bedside table.

The Brand

The creativity of Cartier is undeniable. From their panther motifs to the couture jewellery that has graced both historic royal courts and contemporary pop culture icons across the globe, their designs have had a tangible impact on the way watches, jewellery and accessories are looked at today. Whether it is Andy Warhol wearing a classic Tank or Kanye West wearing a Crash, creatives and industry leaders have already gravitated towards the brand, reinforcing the iconic status of the designs.

Founded in 1847 by the jeweller Louis-François Cartier, the creativity and impact of Cartier over the course of its history is undeniable. King Edward VII once described it as “the jeweller of kings, and the king of jewellers.” Since the Santos in 1904, the French jeweller has left its mark on the world of horology, perpetually creating elegant, refined timepieces, while remaining faithful to its core design principles.

'Cartier had a great interest in making jewelled objects: Louis Cartier’s idea was to make a jewel into a utilitarian object and a utilitarian object into a jewel. And he succeeded very well, you know, the jewelled clocks he made were exceptional. These are indeed jewels, that happen to tell the time.'

HARRY FANE ON THE ESSENCE OF THE CARTIER DESIGN