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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 1734D
    Case No: 20/30
    Model Name: Tank Américaine
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 430 MC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm Length and 26.5mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier Certificate confirming the present watch is a limited edition series of 30 examples with dark green numerals, product literature and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cartier has always been associated with exquisite craftsmanship and elegant designs that have for a century attracted royalty, movie stars, sports celebrities and everyday clientele. The present watch, the Tank Américaine, perfectly encapsulates the brand's ethos with its elegant curved case and brushed finishes.

    Presented in excellent condition, this Tank Américaine is cased in platinum and displays dark green numerals. Incredibly eye catching, elegant and striking, it was made for the Italian market in 30 examples only. To date, only a handful of examples have come back on the auction market, underscoring its rarity. It is furthermore accompanied by its original certificate confirming the present watch is part of a limited edition series and presentation box.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Ref. 1734D
A highly rare and attractive platinum limited edition wristwatch with green numerals, original certificate and presentation box, made for the Italian market

Circa 2000
44mm Length and 26.5mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF7,000 - 14,000 
€6,500-13,000
$7,600-15,300

Sold for CHF36,540

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020