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.

88 Cartier Very Attractive and Limited Edition Tank in Platinum, Reference 2915, Collection Privée Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch, N° 1

Estimate: € 14,000 –⁠ 28,000

Sold € 17,550

Lot Description

Model: Tank XL
Material: Platinum
Reference N°: 2915
Year: 2006
Case N°: 1
Caliber: 9701 MC
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: PB10105
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 30x40mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

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. This model is now considered one of the most iconic of Cartier and over these more than 100 years many editions have been realized. Among them, a special one called Cartier Tank Collection Privée. The present lot is the wristwatch number one of this special edition in production from 2006 and 2008. Realized uniquely in platinum, this model is one of the very few rectangular Cartier bearing a rectangular caliber. This N° 01 watch is stunning for the conditions of the case with rounded lugs. The engine-turned dial is perfect with the inner closed minutes track and the typical roman numerals, moreover a small detail to not be missed is the secret signature at VII o’clock. The caliber is a 9701 MC engraved with the Cartier logo.