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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 2365
    Case No: MG306570
    Model Name: Tank Française
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz, 016, 6 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold and diamond-set Cartier bracelet, 155 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Cartier concealed double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 20 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cartier is perhaps best known for combining beautiful gem work with precise watchmaking, and the present watch rightly exemplifies this sentiment. Already a classic model in its own right, the present Tank Française is further embellished with pavé diamond to both the bezel and bracelet.

    Presented in an excellent state of preservation, the present watch adds a sparkle to any woman's fine collection of watches.

  • 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. 2365
A lady's fine and rare white gold and diamond-set rectangular bracelet watch

Circa 2000
20 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$240,000 - 400,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

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