Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 45
Cartier A fine and unusual Cartier Louis Cartier Tank in 18K yellow gold and full leather strap
Estimate € 6,000 – 12,000
Material: Yellow gold
Case N°: .032470
Bracelet: Leather strap
Louis Cartier, the founder of the brand, invented the Cartier Tank in 1917 and immediately it became the most iconic model of the company. Its name and design pay tribute to Renault’s FT-17, a French tank used during the First World War. Considered since its inception as a timeless beauty, the Tank model with its strong Art Deco style has always been perfectly adaptable to reinterpretation for every new era. And in fact around the 1970s 12 new models were presented of the Tank model but realized with a more contemporary style and design. In recent years some other reissues were produced and one of those is this unusual and very particular Tank with integrated bracelet. The idea Cartier had was that of creating a new concept for a bracelet watch, setting aside the opulence and richness of gold and precious stones to promote the crocodile’s sportiness and resistance. The result is this unusual watch that combines the elegant style of the Tank with its rectangular case in fine yellow gold and the classic dial with Roman numerals with blue steel hands that attaches directly to a clear crocodile strap that closes with a beautiful leaflet in yellow gold.