Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO Hong Kong Monday, May 30, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 2846
    Movement No: 018
    Case No: 18/100
    Model Name: Collection Privée Tank Chronographe Mono Poussoir
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 045 MC, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Dark brown Cartier crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Cartier folding deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 34 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Tank Mono Poussoir wristwatch from the Collection Privée was produced in tribute to a square Tank wristwatch made in the 1930s. This modern interpretation of the original example is larger in size but still retaining its harmonious dial design and case proportions. The chronograph mechanism is operated by the crown only and gives a more formal appeal comparing to the standard chronograph wristwatches.
    The present watch is numbered 18 of a limited edition of 100 pieces only. Offered in like new overall condition, the watch is a combination of complication and refinement.

  • 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. 2846
A fine and rare pink gold limited edition single-button chronograph rectangular wristwatch

Circa 2008
34 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$90,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$137,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016