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!

21 Cartier France Attractive and Glamorous Louis Cartier Tank Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Full Leather Strap

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 15,600

Lot Description

Model: Duoplan
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 632470
Dimensions: 18 x 26 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Literature: Archive's Picture published in “Le Temps de Cartier” by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini at page 270.

Louis Cartier, the founder of the brand, invented the Cartier Tank in 1917 and immediately it became the most iconic model of the company. Its name and design pay tribute to Renault’s FT-17, a French tank used during the First World War. Considered since its inception as a timeless beauty, the Tank model with its strong Art Deco style has always been perfectly adaptable to reinterpretation for every new era. And in fact around the 1970s 12 new models were presented of the Tank but realized with a more contemporary style and design. In recent years some other reissues were produced and one of those is this unusual and very particular Tank with integrated bracelet. The idea Cartier had was that of creating a new concept for a bracelet watch, setting aside the opulence and richness of gold and precious stones to promote the crocodile’s sportiness and resistance. The result is this enigmatic yet definitely charming watch that combines the elegant style of the Tank with its rectangular case in fine yellow gold and the classic dial with Roman numerals with blue steel hands that attaches directly to a light crocodile strap that closes with a beautiful leaflet in yellow gold. An archive's picture is published on the book “Le Temps de Cartier” by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti and Franco Nencini at page 270.