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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: 2000
    Movement No: 280'002
    Case No: 828'003 and 1'111
    Model Name: Mini Tank
    Material: 18k yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz, 028, 5 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold and diamond-set Cartier bracelet, 148 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold folding clasp stamped Cartier
    Dimensions: 15 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is an elegant variation of the classic Cartier Tank series, fitted for the comfort of ladies. The 15 mm. wide dial is a perfect size for both everyday and formal wear, and the watch is further embellished by diamonds on either side of the bezel and alternating bracelet links.

    Offered in excellent overall condition, the present watch is testament to the Tank's longevity and iconic status.

  • 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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A lady's yellow gold and diamond-set rectangular bracelet watch

2000
15 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 80,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am