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!

69 Cartier Attractive Tank Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Unusual Champagne Roman and Dot Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 15,000

Sold € 10,400

Model: Tank
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1980's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 2512
Case N°: 780932727
Dimensions: 20 x 28 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 present watch has been realized in 18k yellow gold with a gorgeous bracelet and Cartier clasp. The case has been very well preserved and the cabochon is perfectly intact. The champagne dial has an unusual stye for cartier: with no inner minutes track and with Roman numerals alternating with dot, instead of the classic Roman numerals for all hours. All enclosed in two squares that give a more squared shape to the watch.