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!

23 Cartier London Attractive Tank Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Silver Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 15,600

Lot Description

Model: Tank
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1960's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 1740
Movement N°: Le Coultre
Dimensions: 19 x 27 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Cartier Tank was invented in 1917 on the basis of the Renault FT-17 tank. One of the first prototypes was given to the American general John Pershing in 1918 but this model only made its world debut in 1919 with just 6 pieces available. At the beginning of the ’20s his popularity raised considerably enough to push Cartier to increase production numbers. The lot offered here is the classic Tank in yellow gold, the case has been very well preserved and the cabochon is perfectly intact. The white dial is clean with the inner minutes track represented by a single and thin line and outside are printed the classic painted roman numerals. This watch is the perfect example to become part of a special collection.