88 Cartier 16 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

An outstanding selection of 88 fabulous Cartier watches! Collected by a true Gentleman who spent his life in researching and cultivating his passion for the famous French brand. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of history of French Design of the last century!

11 Cartier Very Attractive Mini-Tank Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Silver Dial and Black Roman Numbers

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 4,810

Lot Description

Model: Mini Tank
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1960's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: N°44822, 016473
Dimensions: 19 x 24 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris in 1847, the legendary firm, from its beginnings, has been associated with exquisite craftsmanship and classic, sophisticated elegance. The Tank Louis Cartier was first made in 1922 and the original model, worn by Louis Cartier himself, came with rounded bran card shoulders, which gave it an Art Deco Style. This model is now considered one of the most iconic of Cartier and over these more than 100 years many editions have been realized. The present 18k yellow gold watch is smaller then the original one and is called mini-tank for ladies, presents the same rectangular shape with rounded corners, snap-on case-back, stepped rounded bezel, cabochon blue sapphire-set winding-crown in a smaller case of 19 x 24mm. The dial has the classical layout with a white background turned to a champagne color that gives to the watch a very beautiful sharm and compleated by the black outer Roman numerals and inner closed track from minutes, all in good conditions.