- Brand: Cartier
- Circa: 1920
- Model: Art Deco
- Reference: N/A
- Calibre: EWC
- Movement: Manual
- Material: Platinum
- Features/complications: Hinged lugs, diamond set deployant buckle and diamond cabochon crown
- Dial: Off-white dial with outer minute track featuring black printed Breguet style Arabic numeral hour markers and blued steel Breguet moon hands
- Case dimensions: 23 mm
- Bracelet/strap: Silk Moiré strap
- Accessories: Deployant buckle
- Web reference: 8513
Essay: The Art Deco period was one of the first truly worldwide movements of fashion in the arts, which reached its peak during the 1920’s and 1930’s. It had its roots in Paris just before the First World War. It took its name from Arts Décoratifs, an international Exhibition of Modern Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925.
Art Deco was a stylistic about turn to the Art Nouveau movement which preceded it. Gone were the soft, curved shapes and lines and in came straight lines and the bold geometric forms influenced by cubism and the desire to be modern. Parisian jeweller Louis Cartier played an important role in popularising the Art Deco mode in his jewellery and watches.