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.

6 Cartier Glamorous Tank Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in White Gold, With Blue Enamel Strips Case and Silver Arabic Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 9,100

Lot Description

Model: Tank
Material: White Gold
Year: 1970s
Case N°: 54835
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 21mmx34mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

The Cartier Tank was invented in 1917 on the basis of the Renault FT-17 tank. To fascinate the possible customers was also the oxymoron between a name synonymous with violence and aggressiveness as is the Tank and the delicacy and grace of its lines. The present lot is the non plus ultra of elegance and beauty for its 18k white gold case extremely well preserved and further embellish with twounusually blue enamel stripes, an absolute rarity. Moreover, the dial presents a slightly different composition from Cartier’s standard with wider inner minutes track and the use of the arabic numerals in black painting instead of the roman ones. Precious and very difficult to find, this watch is a true gem of Cartier’s creations.