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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 2842
    Case No: 038/150
    Model Name: Tank Asymétrique “Jumbo”
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9770MC, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 31mm width x 26.5mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Cartier certificate dated 9th July 2013 stamped Tokyu Department Watch Salon Kichijouji Japan, instruction manual, CD-ROM, red document holder, associated box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Making its important debut in 1936, the Cartier Asymétrique was born amidst some of the most exciting times of watchmaking, especially for Cartier. During the innovative period where the firm was experimenting with creative case designs, the Asymétrique is definitely one that stood out among them all. Featuring a distorted rectangular-shaped case, more specifically parallelogram-shaped, the dial design is something unique to the specific model where the layout is also asymmetric.

    With the first modern interpretation launched in 1996, the ref. 2842 was released in 2006 as a limited edition series of 150 pieces for the coveted Collection Privée Cartier Paris (CPCP) in yellow gold. Featuring a large jumbo case with elegant Roman numerals and the firm’s signature guilloché dial, the case features an additional centre lug on both ends while its earlier examples featured only four lugs in total.

    Elegant, rare and highly desirable, the present example numbered 36 is offered in attractive overall condition. With rising demands on fancy shaped Cartier timepiece, the Tank Asymétrique is certainly a must have from the collection.

  • 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. 2842
A fine and rare limited edition yellow gold asymmetrical wristwatch with certificate and box, numbered 38 of a limited edition of 150 pieces

Circa 2013
31mm width x 26.5mm length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$160,000 - 320,000 

Sold for HK$478,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2001

Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)