194 Cartier Fine and Elegant, Tank, Rectangular-shape Wristwatch in White-gold, Diamond Side Bezel, Movement Sign by Vacheron Constantin

Estimate: €12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold €18,200

Model: Tank
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: K1050
Case N°: 50052
Dimensions: 22 × 38
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The introduction of the Tank watch was an important milestone for Cartier, which was inspired by British First World War tanks—they are still must-haves in the international luxury goods market. In the course of years, many versions of this model were released such as the Anglaise, Française, Louis Cartier, MC or Solo. The example here offered is a very intriguing one with the style that recalls a Tank Américaine but with asymmetric lugs. This watch shows in the white-gold inner case back, the Vacheron Constantin signature meaning that the case has been produced in collaboration between the two brands. The movement has interlay been manufactured by Vacheron and is the caliber 1052. Preserved in notable conditions, the bezel is embellished with 13 diamonds of different sizes on each side and makes the whole watch a truly precious specimen. The dial has the classical Cartier design with argentè background, closed inner tracks for minutes and outer Roman numbers.