Cartier - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: WGTA0025
    Case No: 4122; 21738YX
    Model Name: Tank Cintrée
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 8971 MC, 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 International Limited Warranty card dated July 21st, 2020, inner fitted box, and outer box.

  • 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. Retaining essentially the same design language as its ancestral pieces, the pink gold case contrasts beautifully with its shimmering grey sunburst dial. Featuring stick and Arabic markers, it is a fully modern yet classic design paired with a smartly coordinating grey strap. Offered with its full set of 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. WGTA0025
An elegant and desirable pink gold limited edition rectangular wristwatch with guarantee and presentation box

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

$15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $23,940

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022