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
158 Cartier Very Attractive Tank, Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in White Gold, White Roman Numbers Dial, Reference 78 087
Estimate: € 7,000 – 14,000
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 780879336
Dimensions: 28 × 21 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
The present lot is a fine and lovely Tank wristwatch realized with the use of white gold, one of the heaviest materials. 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 feel. The present watch is the classical version of the Louis Cartier with rectangular shape case, it is in 18k white gold instead of the common yellow gold with cabochon crown to adjust the time. The case back has 4 screws in the band that cover the 2512 caliber, screwed bars and sapphire crystal. The dial has the classical layout with white background, black outer Roman numerals and closed inner track from minutes, all in almost mint conditions. Simple and elegant, this wristwatch is the perfect accessory for every woman.