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

108 Cartier Attractive Tank Normale, Lady’s Rectangular-shape Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, Silver Roman Numbers Dial, reference 78 093

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 10,400

Model: Tank Normale
Reference: 78093
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 780932828
Dimensions: 20 × 28 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

One of the first Tanks was a gift to Gen. John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force, who was stationed in Paris during World War I. The Tank Normale is credited as being the grandfather of all Tanks. Its first variant, the Tank Cintrée followed in 1921, which gave it an Art Deco feel. 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 lot in 18k yellow gold with cabochon crown to adjust the time is realized uniquely in yellow gold and is stunning for the conditions of the case with rounded lugs. The dial is particular and is not the classical layout that usually Cartier made with white background, black outer Roman and circle painted indexes for the hours and open inner point track from minutes, a true pearl for any woman who wants to dress a very fine object.