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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: 2021
    Model Name: Limited Edition Geneva Tank Must
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Cartier Quartz "8 Year"
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Steel Pin Buckle
    Accessories: Cartier Red Box Stamped Certificate
    Provenance: Property of an important private collector.

  • Provenance

    Property of an important private collector.

  • 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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One of only 50 pieces made for the Cartier boutique in Geneva, this watch is the horological equivalent of the 'Little Black Dress'. Discreetly sized, at a shade under 34mm, this special edition features a cool Onyx cabochon in the crown rather than the classic blue spinel. Found in unworn condition and totally complete with the original famous red box and papers.