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!

16 Cartier France Catching and Elegant Tank Obus Wristwatch in White Gold, With Black Roman Numerals Dial

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000


Lot Description

Model: Tank Obus
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1940's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 82114
Movement N°: European Watch and Clock
Dimensions: 22 x 28 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Cartier Tank Obus was introduced in 1929 and represents one of the many versions that the Parisian brand has offered of the Tank. Contrary to the regular Cartier Tank, which has a rectangular case, the Tank Obus has a squared case. With a screw back and a cabochon sapphire-set crown, the most distinctive detail are the unique ogival lugs that reminds to a bullet. The present example of Obus has been manufactured in 18k white gold and is still preserved in very nice conditions al over the case making this very watch extremely appetite for collectors since the white gold version is the most sought after on the market. The white dial has painted black radial roman numerals, inner minute track and blued steel Breguet hands.