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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1936 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jaeger, Edmond (watchmaker)
    Cartier (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, platinum, diamonds

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Wrist watches became fashionable for women in the years before the First World War. During the 1920s and 1930s Cartier was known for narrow rectangular watches which became known as 'baguette watches' on account of the resemblance of their shape to a baguette-cut diamond. Many were set on richly jewelled bracelets, often with baguette- cut diamonds framing the dial.
The bracelet uses the 'boucle déployante', or opening buckle, which was patented in 1909.

Physical description

Narrow rectangular watch with gold link bracelet set with baguette-cut diamonds around the face. Bracelet has patented 'boucle déployante' (opening buckle).

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


ca. 1936 (made)


Jaeger, Edmond (watchmaker)
Cartier (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, platinum, diamonds

Marks and inscriptions

Workshop mark EJ flanking an hour-glass for Edmond Jaeger
On clasp

Two French eagle's head restricted warranty marks for gold
On clasp

On clasp

On dial

French dog's head mark for platinum
Side of watchcase

014157 (the 7 overstrikes 8)


Diameter: 57 mm, Width: 5 mm

Descriptive line

Watch with diamond-set platinum case and gold link bracelet, Cartier, Paris, ca. 1936.


Gold; Platinum; Diamonds


Stone setting


Jewellery; Metalwork; Clocks & Watches; Interiors; Household objects; Shekou; Values of Design; Design Society


Metalwork Collection

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