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

11 Cartier Fine and Elegant, Tank Chinoise, Square-shape Wristwatch, in Platinum, With Diamond Bezel

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 18,200

Model: Tank Chinoise
Reference: 2685
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2004
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 37
Case N°: 18591CE
Dimensions: 31 × 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

In the course of years, many versions of this model were released such as the Anglaise, Française, Louis Cartier, MC or Solo. One of the most appreciated is, anyway, the Tank Chinoise, exactly like the present lot offered. The present example cased in platinum is particular and luxurious interpretation of the iconic Tank model firstly produced by Cartier in 1917. This specimen is even more desirable not only for the unusual platinum case preserved in notable conditions and the original 18k white-gold deployant but mainly for the decoration on the bezel where 9 diamonds of different dimensions for each side embellish the watch. The dial has the classical Cartier design with argentè background, inner track for minutes and outer Roman hours numerals.