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

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: W51001Q3
    Case No: 2303, 194602BB
    Model Name: Tank Française Chrono
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 212P, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Cartier bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 30mm length x 25mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier certificate dated 7th September 2012 stamped Les Ambassaduers Lugano, CD, instruction manual and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present timepiece features a chronograph complication with date encased in Cartier’s iconic Tank Française rectangular-shaped stainless steel case. Powered by Quartz cal. 212P, the practicality of the present wristwatch is further heightened. Offered with minimal signs of wear, the present Cartier Chrono Flex wristwatch from circa 2012 is accompanied by its full set of accessories.

  • 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. W51001Q3
A fine stainless steel rectangular-shaped chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2012
30mm length x 25mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$39,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$52,920

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020