Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII Hong Kong Friday, November 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 4122
    Case No: 21738YX
    Model Name: Tank Cintrée
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 8971MC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Cartier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 46.3mm length x 23mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier guarantee dated 21st July 2020, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1921, Cartier launched the Grand Tank Cintrée with an aesthetically pleasing long, slender, and gracefully arching case. At the time, the model was the largest and boldest adaptation of the famous Tank wristwatch, with a modern, fresh reinterpretation of its rectangular shape and case dimensions. Today, the Tank Cintrée is incredibly popular, having inspired modern successors in the now-discontinued “Collection Privée, Cartier Paris” series, and present-day variants.

    The present Tank Cintrée from 2020 is a wonderful contemporary interpretation of the famed and iconic model. While most Cartier timepieces are fitted with the classic white dials with Roman numerals, the present Tank Cintrée certainly stands out of the crowd. Contrasting beautifully with the warmth of the pink gold case, the dial is in sunburst charcoal and features stick and Arabic markers, it is a fully modern yet classic design. Offered with its original accessories, and highly sought-after since its release at SIHH 2018, the present Tank Cintrée is an elegant companion for the refined yet relaxed collector.

  • 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. 4122
An elegant and attractive pink gold rectangular wristwatch with Arabic numerals, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2020
46.3mm length x 23mm width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$190,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023