Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

235 Cartier Fine and Elegant, Tank, Rectangular-shape Wristwatch in White-gold With Diamond Bezel, With Movement Sign by Vacheron Constantin

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Lot Description

Model: Tank
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970’s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: K1050
Case N°: 50 052
Dimensions: 22 × 38 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The introduction of the Tank watch was an important milestone for Cartier, which was inspired by British First World War tanks—they are still must-haves in the international luxury goods market. In the course of years, many versions of this model were released such as the Anglaise, Française, Louis Cartier, MC or Solo. The example here offered is a very intriguing one with the style that recalls a Tank Américaine but with asymmetric lugs. This watch shows in the white-gold inner case back, the Vacheron Constantin signature meaning that the case has been produced in collaboration between the two brands. The movement has interlay been manufactured by Vacheron and is the caliber 1052. Preserved in notable conditions, the bezel is embellished with 13 diamonds of different sizes on each side and makes the whole watch a truly precious specimen. The dial has the classical Cartier design with argentè background, closed inner tracks for minutes and outer Roman numbers.