Cartier - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2006
    Reference No: 2817
    Case No: 51/100
    Model Name: Tank à Guichets
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9752 MC, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 25.5mm Width and 37mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier Limited Edition Certificate, additional certificate numbered July 13, 2006, product literature, CPCP presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A variant of the original Tank wristwatch, the Tank à Guichets was first introduced in 1928. Featuring jumping hours at the upper portion of the dial, the watch also displays a minutes indicator at 6 o'clock. Its name derives from the apertures, which "jump" as the time advances. "Jump Hour" wristwatches were particularly popular in the 1920s and 1930s. Today, these wristwatches are incredibly evocative of the Art Deco period.

    The present watch is a limited edition of 100 examples to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cartier in 1997, with the caseback engraved "1847-1997" below the "LC" logo. A re-edition wristwatch of the historical Tank à Guichets model, its cased in pink gold, which is incredibly eye-catching. The present example is offered with all its original accessories such as its Cartier Limited Edition certificate, an additional certificate numbered July 13, 2006 and presentation box.

  • 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. 2817
A highly rare and attractive pink gold limited edition wristwatch with jumping hours, made to commemorate Cartier's 150th anniversary, number 51 of a 100 pieces limited edition

Circa 2006
25.5mm Width and 37mm Length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF100,800

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021