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
60 Cartier Elegant and Desirable, Tank Cintrée, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Cream Dial
Estimate: € 11,000 – 22,000
Sold € 22,100
Model: Tank Cintrée
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N° 4123, 21654YX
Dimensions: 46 × 23 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Introduced in 1921, Cartier’s Tank Cintreé has become one of the most iconic designs of the renowned manufacturer. The second watch in the company’s repertoire, it represents a small development, in its elongation, from the Tank Normale. The shape, slightly curved, embraces the wrist elegantly—a testament to the art deco period. At the time, the model was the largest and boldest adaptation of the famous Tank wristwatch, with a modern, fresh reinterpretation of its rectangular shape and case dimensions. Today, the Tank Cintrée is incredibly popular, having inspired modern successors in the now discontinued “Collection Privée, Cartier Paris” series, and present-day variants. The present Tank Cintrée from 2020 is a wonderful contemporary interpretation of the famed and iconic model. Retaining essentially the same design language as its ancestral pieces, it has a yellow-gold case preserve in basically new condition and a charming cream dial with baton indexes, closed inner minutes track and big 12 and 6 Arabic numerals.