Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2005
    Model Name: Tank Divan
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Cartier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm width x 31mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Tank Divan was released in 2005 and remained in production until circa 2010. The large model was fitted with an automatic movement and smaller models with quartz calibers (like the present lot) and it was available in gold, gold with diamonds, or steel cases.

    The Cartier Tank is one of the most iconic models not only for the French brand but also for the watchmaking history of the 20th Century.

    Here an unusual and well-preserved model in 18k yellow gold for a stylish daily wear.

  • 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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A fine yellow gold rectangular-shaped quartz wristwatch

Circa 2005
38mm width x 31mm length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$40,320

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020