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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1996
    Model Name: Tank Chinoise
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual Wind
    Bracelet/Strap: Cartier Alligator Strap
    Clasp/Buckle: White gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier International Guarantee, product literature, inner and outer Cartier 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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A trophy find for lovers of 90's Cartier, this Platinum Tank Chinoise is believed to be one of just ten pieces to ever be publicly offered and features the classic "Paris dial" and sapphire cabochon. A reference revived by the brand in 2022 as part of the exclusive CPCP program to universal praise for its elegance and sophistication, the present Platinum Tank Chinoise is presented with a full suite of accessories including International Guarantee and Cartier box. Found in excellent condition, the watch further benefits from the original Cartier 18ct White Gold folding clasp.

Circa 1996

Price £35,000 Ω