Cartier. An unusual 18ct gold rectangular wristwatch with two-tone dial and believed to be engraved for John Davison RockefellerNo.987, circa 1930
Lot 201
Cartier. An unusual 18ct gold rectangular wristwatch with two-tone dial and believed to be engraved for John Davison RockefellerNo.987, circa 1930
Sold for £2,400 (US$ 4,033) inc. premium
Lot Details
Cartier. An unusual 18ct gold rectangular wristwatch with two-tone dial and believed to be engraved for John Davison Rockefeller
No.987, circa 1930
15-jewel unadjusted manual wind movement, two tone silvered dial with applied gilt Arabic numerals and alternate baton hour markers signed Cartier in script, polished rectangular case with snap on back initialled J.D.R., cabochon set winding crown, fitted makers leather strap with 18ct gold folding clasp, case, dial and movement signed
19mm x 25mm.

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  • John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company and ran it until he retired in the late 1890s. He kept his stock and as gasoline grew in importance, his wealth soared and he became the world's richest man and first U.S. dollar billionaire, and is often regarded as the richest person in history
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