56 Cartier France Extremely fine and elegant Tank basculante Rectangular-shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold With Silver Roman Numbers Dial and Cabriolet System

Estimate: €25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Model: Tank basculante
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1940's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 50744
Movement N°: European Watch and Clock
Dimensions: 19 x 38 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 205.

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 four-body polished and brushed case, cabochon sapphire-set on the bezel and rounded lugs. The dial is silvered with painted radial Roman numerals, concentric inner minute track and blued steel Spade hands. The hallmarks and engravings are all clearly defined and highly legible. This very watch is offered in remarkable conditions, worn occasionally and very well preserved, moreover it is powered by the famous caliber made from the European Watch and Clock brand.