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
37 Cartier Fine and Elegant, Tank Americaine, Rectangular-shape Wristwatch, in White Gold, Engine Turned Roman Numbers Dial, Reference 1741
Estimate: € 4,000 – 8,000
Sold € 7,800
Model: Tank Americain
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 232890CD
Dimensions: 27 × 45 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Among the many models Cartier produced of the Tank such as the Cintrée, the Chinoise or Louis Cartier, that are all simply amazing, probably the most appreciated remains the Tank Americaine, created in 1989. The present lot is a specimen of reference 1741, realized in 18k white gold, absolutely gorgeous in its design and amazing when dressed. The big carved cabochon is perfect in its conservation such as the nice dial. The Cartier signature stands out sightly above the blue steel hands and inside the minutes closed track while, to close the composition, are painted the Roman indexes.