96 Cartier Fresh to the Market, 35 Years in a Private Collection, Incredibly Rare and Important, Magnum Tank, Calendar Moon Phase Wristwatch, White Lacquered and Black Roman Numbers Dial, Pearl Cabochon Winding Crown, With Audemars Piguet Movement.

Estimate: €200,000 –⁠ 400,000

Sold €416,000

Model: Magnum Tank Triple Calendar Moon Phase
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1964
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9 1/2
Case N°: 47 180
Movement N°: 56 668
Dimensions: 25 × 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Literature: Sold at Antiquorum “Important Watches, Wristwatches and clocks” Tokyo, 15 December 1989 for around $120,000

We are well aware of the very few exceedingly rare and stunning examples of Calendar Moonphase 1950’s and 60’s wristwatches made by Audemars Piguet and later retailed by Cartier. However, this time we are in front of a genuine and ultra rare completely Cartier France manufactured timepiece with originally supplied Audemars Piguet movement. It was last seen at the “Important Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks” auction held by Antiquorum in Tokyo on 15 December 1989, and now after spending nearly 35 years in a very prestigious private collection, this Magnum Tank Triple Calendar Moon Phase timepiece is now ready to resurface the market with more definite and clear information about its history. We are capable thanks to our research, in collaboration with Cartier and the Audemars Piguet archives, to fully guarantee the originality and provenance of this very special Cartier timepiece. Presented today in pristine conditions with all its numbers and French hallmarks clearly visible and still bearing its original proportions, as well as its current black leather strap, as it was last seen at auction in 1989 where already at that time fetched a considerable sum of around $120,000. Among the many special peculiarities of the watch, one quite significant is the application of a white pearl on the winding crown, something unseen on any Cartier wristwatch to this date. This could quite possibly be the only Cartier manufactured Gold Magnum Tank with Audemars Piguet Calendar Moonphase movement in existence. Undoubtedly, a great testimony of the great business joint venture between Audemars Piguet and Cartier in the 1950s and 1960s, and one of very few timepieces that bear witness to this union of intentions in order to fully satisfy the desires of certain special customers. Monaco legend is very enthusiastic to discover who will be the next caretaker of this priceless timepiece.