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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2000s
    Reference No: 2302
    Case No: CC265’463
    Model Name: Tank Française
    Material: 18K yellow gold and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 120, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Two tone 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Cartier bracelet, max length 165mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm width x 24mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Cartier Tank Française is a modern iteration of the Tank from 1917 launched in 1996. Offered in various sizes, materials and complications, the Tank Française has become a flagship model of the firm. The Cartier Tank Française is a modern iteration of the Tank from 1917 launched in 1996. Offered in various sizes, materials and complications, the Tank Française has become a flagship model of the firm. Perfect for daily and casual wear, the present example in two tone stainless steel and yellow gold is offered in excellent overall condition with a practical date indication.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 2302
A fine two tone stainless steel and yellow gold rectangular-shaped wristwatch with center seconds, date and bracelet

Circa 2000s
38mm width x 24mm length
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$20,000 - 40,000 
€2,100-4,300
$2,600-5,100

Sold for HK$27,720

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021