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
260 Cartier Attractive Tank Normale, Rectangular-shape Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, With Silver Roman Numbers Dial
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Sold € 10,400
Model: Tank Normale
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 780920603
Dimensions: 22 × 31 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. 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 has the classical layout with white background, black outer Roman numerals and closed inner track from minutes, all in almost mint conditions.