A fine and attractive rectangular yellow gold dual time wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: 1990
    Reference No: A106028
    Case No: 220-90 inside caseback stamped 20'130
    Model Name: Tank Cintrée
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. ETA 2412, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 23mm Width, 46mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier International Guaranty and fitted box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The name Cartier immediately ignites one's imagination with lavish parties, flamboyance and Parisian glamour.

    The present Tank Cintrée from 1990 is a marvel of finesse and design ingenuity. To create a dual time watch, Cartier decided to house two mechanical movements into one case and a dial split in two sections for the time indication, giving the watch a particularly vibrant look.

    The seductive Tank Cintrée case with its long case sides, curved back and two faceted crowns with sapphire cabochons lends itself particularly well to this complication.

    In overall excellent condition, the present unusual and inventive timepiece will lure in the savvy collector.

  • 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. A106028
A fine and attractive rectangular yellow gold dual time wristwatch

1990
23mm Width, 46mm Length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF6,000 - 9,000 
€5,100-7,700
$6,400-9,500

sold for CHF8,750

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

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