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Cartier An extremely fine and elegant Cartier Tank in white gold with bracelet

Estimation € 10,000 – 20,000

Model: Lady's Tank
Material: White Gold or Platinum
Reference N°: 15601
Case N°: 21298
Bracelet: White and Yellow gold
Dimensions: 18 x 30
Signed: Dial, Case and movement

Cartier: The jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers. There are few names in the world of high watchmaking and high jewelry that attract admiration more than Cartier. Founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris in 1847, the legendary firm, from its beginnings, has been associated with exquisite craftsmanship and classic, sophisticated elegance. In 1904, Cartier created the world’s first men’s wristwatch to incorporate integrated lugs for the renowned aviator, Alberto Santos Dumont. Following up on the success of this early timepiece, Cartier realized the Baignoire and Tortue in 1912, and in 1917, the revolutionary “Tank”. Designed near the end of World War I, it immediately became one of the most appreciated watches for its unique design. The present lot is a very elegant lady’s watch Tank Allongée in white gold with a nice white-gold bracelet and deployant. Its very narrow case is very elegant and still in good condition, the dial shows a patina due to the aging but the signature, Roman numerals and minutes track are still very legible. The big cabochon at 3 o’clock is intact and vicely preserved.