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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 2846, W1549651
    Case No: 007/100
    Model Name: Tank Monopoussoir Chronographe, Collection Privée Cartier Paris
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 045 MC, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Cartier folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 18mm length x 25mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier certificate stamped Boutique Cartier Tokyo - Ikebukuro – Seibu and dated 16th December 2007, service booklet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cartier introduced their ‘Collection Privee, Cartier Paris,’ between 1998-2008, in recognition of the demand for vintage style models. The Tank Chronographe Monopoussoir is a wonderful modern re-edition of the original 1935 example. Though larger in size, it is remarkably truthful in regards to its dial design and case proportions.

    The dial on this pink gold Cartier Tank Monopoussoir is particularly faithful to the original version of the watch, staying true to the configuration of a circular dial housed within a square case. The tank case that houses this dial is much rarer than any of the Tortue cases, which possess a similar dial. Architecturally, the construction of the case is particularly impressive, displaying the French jeweller’s skill in assembling impressive designs. Thanks to the short lugs on the piece, it wears extremely comfortably on the wrist.

    Powering the timepiece is the caliber 045MC, a movement that was well-known as it was co-developed by Vianney Halter, Denis Flageollet, and Francois-Paul Journe through their firm at the time, Techniques Horlogères Appliquées (THA). Within the watch, the cal. 045MC makes use of a lever escapement. With a clutch system, the motion of the second wheel to the chronograph’s central wheel is activated by a double swivel pin, removing the "jolt" of the second hand which often occurs in chronographs operated by a lateral clutch. The resulting operation allows the hand to smoothly glide across the dial.

    Confirmed by the engraving on the caseback of the watch, only 100 pieces of the Tank Monopoussoir were encased in pink gold. Furthermore, the watch is in excellent overall condition with its original accessories.

  • 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. 2846, W1549651
A rare and highly attractive limited edition pink gold rectangular-shaped mono-pusher chronograph wristwatch with certificate and presentation box, numbered 7 of a limited edition of 100 pieces

Circa 2007
18mm length x 25mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 240,000 
€20,900-31,300
$20,500-30,800

Sold for HK$327,600

Contact Specialist

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

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)