Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE Hong Kong Monday, November 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 3217
    Case No: 528235UX
    Model Name: Tank Française
    Material: 18k pink gold, stainless steel and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz, 057, 4 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k pink gold and stainless steel Cartier bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Cartier concealed double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 20 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier blank Certificate of Origin, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This Cartier wristwatch is offered in like new condition.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 3217
A lady's pink gold, stainless steel and diamond-set rectangular bracelet watch

Circa 2015
20 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$32,000 - 48,000 

Sold for HK$25,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am