10 Cartier Fascinating and Glamorous Tank Obus Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Roman Enamel Numerals, Box and Papers

Estimate: €5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold (Premium)€9,100

Model: Tank Obus
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980's
Movement: Quartz
Case N°: A101485, 128228
Dimensions: 25 x 25 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Papers and Tag

Released in 1929, the Tank Obus is known for its unusual shape. Unlike other watches in the Tank line, the Obus is square, not the rectangular shape that many collectors have come to expect. But the most distinctive element of this watch is the shape of the lugs, which look nothing more like tiny bullets affixed to the ends of the case. The present example of Obus is one of the most interesting since is the version with a very wide bezel. The yellow gold case with the ogival lugs is nicely preserved and the bid bezel offers the gorgeous decoration with radial Roman numeralsin a vivid blue champlevè enamel and inner minute track. The matte off-white dial is clean with only the “Cartier” and “Paris” signature while the hands are blued steel épée ones. Despite being one of the very rare specimens of Tank, the present lot is also extremely desirable since it comes with its original box, warranty and tag.