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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: W1548351
    Model Name: Tank Cintree
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, 9770 MC
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white deployant buckle, signed Cartier
    Dimensions: 46mm. Length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case back further numbered 06/50
    Accessories: Cartier Numbered guarantee, watch warranty, additional stainless steel Cartier deployant buckle fitted red presentation box and instruction manuals

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Tank Cintrée, originally launched 1921, was an innovation, thanks to being both very thin and curved to fit the wrist. Much like the Tank, this model was produced in numerous variations but unlike its brother the Tank Americaine, this watch usually featured Breguet style hands, to enhance the lighter weight and style of the case. The 50 platinum re-editions were launched in 2004 and use the Cartier caliber measuring only 9 lignes. The modern version also shares the identical dimensions of the largest Cintrée watch, measuring 46 mm long and 23 mm wide.

  • Artist Biography



    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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Ref. W1548351
A rare and larger platinum limited edition wristwatch

46mm. Length
Case, dial and movement signed, case back further numbered 06/50

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF43,750

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm