An art deco diamond wristwatch, by Cartier,
Lot 188
An art deco diamond wristwatch, by Cartier,
Sold for £27,500 (US$ 45,601) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An art deco diamond wristwatch, by Cartier, circa 1925
The rectangular dial with Arabic numerals between courses of baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds, to an articulated pierced baguette, single and brilliant-cut diamond strap, diamonds approximately 6.05 carats total, dial signed Cartier, strap signed Cartier London, length 17.2cm

Footnotes

  • Formally the property of Miss Eleonora Sears who in the 1930s gifted it to her close friend and fellow squash and tennis champion, Margot Lamb, then on her death, at Eleonora's request, it passed to her daughter, Eleonora's goddaughter.

    Eleonora Sears (1881-1968), great great granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson and daughter of a wealthy shipping and real estate tycoon was a pioneer of American women's sport. Excelling in golf, tennis and squash, she won several American doubles championships and was the first woman squash champion in history. She bred, trained and rode show horses and was among the first women to race a car and fly a plane. Popular among the upper class circles of New York and Boston, Seers frequently topped New York's '10 best dressed' list. After meeting her in 1924 Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, said she was his favourite dance, squash and tennis partner. Sears played and coached women's squash into her 70s and was famous for her marathon walks between Boston and Newport.
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