Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

107 Cartier Very Attractive Mini-Tank, Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Silver Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 6,500

Model: Mini Tank
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1960s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 2412
Case N°: 44030
Dimensions: 17 × 26 mm
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. The Tank Louis Cartier was first made in 1922 and the original model, worn by Louis Cartier himself, came with rounded bran card shoulders, which gave it an Art Deco Style. This model is now considered one of the most iconic of Cartier and over these more than 100 years many editions have been realized. The present 18k yellow-gold watch is smaller than the original one and is called mini-tank for ladies, presents the same rectangular shape with rounded corners, snap-on case back, stepped rounded bezel, cabochon blue sapphire-set winding crown in a smaller case of 18 × 26 mm. The dial has the classical layout with a white background that gives to the watch a very beautiful charm and completed by the black outer Roman numerals and closed inner track from minutes, all in good conditions.