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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 2603
    Case No: 275387CE
    Model Name: Tank Divan
    Material: 18k yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 381A, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Cartier crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold and diamond-set Cartier buckle
    Dimensions: 38 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Cartier blank Certificate, instruction manual, DVD, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This Tank Divan automatic wristwatch is lavishly set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The bezel, band and crown are fully set with diamonds and the engine-turned dial is fitted with black Roman numerals, which balances perfectly with the diamonds surrounding it.
    Completed with original certificate and fitted presentation box, the present watch is offered in very appealing 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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Ref. 2603
A lady's fine yellow gold and diamond-set rectangular wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

Circa 2005
38 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$120,000 - 180,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016