Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.


Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

136 Cartier Fine and Elegant, “Tank Crash”, Wristwatch in Pink-gold, Diamond-set Bezel, With Box, Reference WJ303550

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 27,300

Model: Tank Crash
Reference: WJ303550
Case Material: Pink Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2000's
Movement: Quartz
Case N°: 2900 - 108 570 LX
Dimensions: 22 x 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box

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. Known as one of the foremost purveyors of high-end jewelry, Cartier has long held a reputation for superb watches, mostly with excellent mechanical pedigree, but its principal strong suit has been high fashion and style. The Tank Louis Cartier was first made in 1922 and the original model, worn by Louis Cartier himself, came with rounded brancard shoulders, 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. Among its innovative styles, this lot is very particular with its uncommon shape is called “Tank Crash” with an optical effect that makes it seem like having three dials in the same watch. The silvered dial with Roman numerals and sword-shaped hands, in fact, is divided in three by a ring of diamonds which surrounds it in all its parts. The winding crown is set with a diamond that matches perfectly the case and the rose gold ardillon buckle with diamonds too. Cased in pink gold this is a true pearl for any woman who wants to dress a very fine object.