An exceptionally fine and rare limited edition white gold rectangular wristwatch with dual time zones made for the Asian market

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 2567
    Case No: 037/100
    Model Name: Tank Cintrée Dual Time
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 060MC, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 23mm Width 46mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier fitted box and certificate

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cartier first launched the "Collection Privée, Cartier Paris" in 1998 to celebrate the manufacture's most iconic timepieces, including, but not limited to, the Santos, Tank and Tortue models. Each of the selected models paid homage to the classic and elegant designs from the storied jeweler's past.

    Cartier's luxury objects, whether jewelery or timepieces, were always designed for their elite clientele: the nobleman, the driver, the pilot, the sportsman, or the world-traveler. To reflect the demands of the latter, Cartier has since its earliest days produced watches with multiple time zones; even as early as 1927, they created a custom pocket watch, likely for a distinguished patron, crafted in platinum and displaying three separate time-zones. The first Cintrée was released six years earlier, in 1921, as the largest and boldest variation of Cartier's line of Tank watches. Over the next nine decades, it has been produced in small batches, with a variation of materials and dial architecture, but never losing its curved, elongated form. Indeed, it was most recently released in an updated form at le Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie de Genève in 2018 to much fanfare from both vintage and modern enthusiasts of Cartier.

    The present Cintrée also shares identical dimensions with that same vintage Cintrée watch released in 1921, measuring 46mm long and 23mm wide, enabling the wearer to reminisce and imagine the model in its most original form. It was released in 2004 in limited quantity for the Asian market only, as evidenced by the second time-zone featuring Chinese numerals at the quarter hours. This white gold version is furthermore presented in exceptional condition, retaining its original accessories, including the original certificate stating the watch is numbered 37, and part of a limited edition series of just 100 examples.

  • Maker Bio

    Cartier

    French

    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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Cartier

Ref. 2567
An exceptionally fine and rare limited edition white gold rectangular wristwatch with dual time zones made for the Asian market

Circa 2004
23mm Width 46mm Length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 
€6,900-10,300
$8,500-12,700

sold for CHF32,500

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 81
aghotbi@phillips.com

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