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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 2843
    Case No: 21/50
    Model Name: Tank Cintrée
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9770 MC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 23mm width x 46mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier certificate numbered 21/50, instruction manual, product literature, red document holders, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The “Collection Privée, Cartier Paris” launched in 1998 celebrating the most iconic Cartier timepieces over its decorated heritage such as the Santos, Tank and Tortue, is one of the most exclusive and adored limited edition series by the firm in modern times.

    In 2004, Cartier released the Tank Cintrée “Collection Privée, Cartier Paris” in platinum limited to 50 pieces. Interestingly, the model is the only example from the CPCP collection that does not feature “Paris” on the dial. With its initial debut in the early 1920s, the Tank Cintrée was at the time a peculiar wristwatch, featuring a curved elongated rectangular-shaped case against a white dial with black painted Roman numerals. The re-edition was first released as a limited edition of 150 pieces in yellow gold and the much rarer platinum edition such as the present example features Arabic numerals with elegant blued Breguet hands.

    Spectacular and in-line with the firm’s heritage, the modern Tank Cintrée is one that is adored by many due to its timeless appeal and flare. Preserved in excellent overall condition and recently serviced by Cartier Japan, the present example numbered 21 is also offered with its full set of accessories. Definitely a rare opportunity for Cartier collectors to add to their fine collection.

  • 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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Property from an Important Japanese Collector

Σ1082

Ref. 2843
A fine, attractive and rare limited edition rectangular-shaped platinum wristwatch with certificate and presentation box, numbered 21 of a limited edition of 50 pieces

Circa 2004
23mm width x 46mm length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 400,000 
€26,500-44,200
$30,800-51,300

Sold for HK$1,260,000

Contact Specialist

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021