Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2000s
    Reference No: 17361
    Case No: C69042, No. 0975
    Model Name: Tank Américaine XL
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9P2, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 45mm length x 22mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier leather fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1917, the Cartier Tank is not only one of the first serially manufactured wristwatches, but is also a key model that has influenced the Maison’s heritage in the world of horology, to this day.

    As the turn of the 21st century approached, the demand for daintier watches grew smaller which made way for bigger proportions with a larger wrist presence. Varying in metals such as gold and stainless steel, the Tank Americaine ref. 17361 was launched in the early 2000s, featuring an oversized-for-Cartier case that measures to 45mm in length and 22mm wide. Highly sought-after by both gents and ladies, the present model’s case dimension can only be considered as the perfect elegant standard, designed to elevate one’s outfit for any occasion. Featuring a crisp white rectangular dial with black Roman numerals, this timeless timepiece is encased in white gold, topped with a signature cabochon blue sapphire crown.

    Offered in excellent condition, the current ref. 17361 is a sophisticated specimen, presented in the Cartier Tank Americaine’s largest size.

  • 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. 17361
A fine and attractive white gold rectangular-shaped wristwatch with presentation box

Circa 2000s
45mm length x 22mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$69,300

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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