Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 2455
    Case No: 124’326AF, No. 1/1 2004
    Model Name: Tank Cintrée Dual-Time
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 8’’’, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Fabric
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 45mm length x 23mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with blank Cartier certificate, instruction manual, product literature, red folder, box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1921, the Tank Cintrée was born 2 years after the original Cartier Tank. Embodying the design traits of its sibling, the Tank Cintrée evolved into a elongated rectangular case with elegant curves that not only fits on the wrist with perfection, it also quickly became one of the classic icon of the Parisian house. Fast forward to the 90s, Cartier decided to finesse its design with a adaptable styling and contemporary complication. Coupled with two mechanical movements operated by two faceted crowns fitted into a single case, the Tank Cintrée Dual-time with an attractive split dial was born.

    Presented in stunning condition, the present Tank Cintrée Dual-Time is cased in platinum and displays gorgeous indigo numerals against its ivory hued dial with vintage appeal. Sitting with two dials stacked vertically, the top dial features the classic design of Cartier’s Roman numerals for all 12 hour markers, and in contrast the second time-zone is easily differentiated at the bottom by the clean display of 12, 3, 6, and 9 only. Incredibly handsome and sophisticated with subtlety, the caseback reveals its engraving “No.1/1 2004”, underscoring its supreme rarity of being the only one ever made in this configuration. A true collector’s gem, this is a chance not to miss for the discerned collector of Cartier.

  • 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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Ref. 2455
A unique, highly rare and attractive platinum dual-time wristwatch with indigo blue numerals, certificate and box

Circa 2004
45mm length x 23mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$220,000 - 320,000 
€25,800-37,500
$28,200-41,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022