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!

42 Cartier France Elegant and Catching Réversible Rectangular-shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Cabriolet System and Black Roman Numerals Dial

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000


Lot Description

Model: Tank Basculante
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 845
Case N°: 42578
Movement N°: Le Coultre N°2079735
Dimensions: 20 x 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Among the many models Cartier produced of the Tank this Réversible Cabriolet Basculante is one of the finest creations with unusual shape. The present lot is a specimen realized in 18k yellow gold with three-body polished and brushed case, manual movement charged by a crown located at 12 o’clock. The main peculiarity of the present Basculante is its unusual design that differs it from the most recent creations with the absence of a proper deployant or buckle but the use of a very thin frame that slots in a small canal at 12 o’clock, allowing the wearer to close the watch around the wrist. The dial is silvered with painted radial Roman numerals, concentric minute track and blued steel epée hands. The hallmarks and engravings are all clearly defined and highly legible. This very watch is offered in remarkable conditions, worn occasionally and well preserved.