Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

5 Cartier Attractive Tank Rectangular-Shape Quartz Wristwatch in White Gold, With Silver Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 3,250

Lot Description

Model: Tank
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: -189558
Year: 2000s
Case N°: C35394
Movement type: Quartz
Bracelet: White gold
Dimensions: 12mmx20mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

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 white gold with a gorgeous bracelet and Cartier clasp. 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.