Lot 62
  • 62

Cartier/European Watch & Clock Co., Inc.

30,000 - 50,000 USD
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  • length 47 mm
• manual winding movement, 19 jewels • silvered dial, Roman numerals, inner minutes tracking, blued steel Breguet hands • curved rectangular case, gold back secured by four screws in the band, cabochon sapphire crown • dial signed, case with hand-stamped Cartier reference numbers, interior of case and movement signed European Watch & Clock Co., Inc.  


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however it may require service soon. The underdial side is numbered 31614. The inside of the back is numbered 22559. The dial shows some very light spotting and weakness at 5 o'clock. The case is in overall good order and appears unpolished, with light surface scuffs and very good definition to hallmarks and serial numbers. The outside of the case is numbered 4403, 2259 and 31607. With modern Cartier box. The strap of this watch contains endangered species; please see Important Notices for further information.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

In 1921, Cartier introduced the Tank Cintrée. This model featured a curved case, which accomodates the wrist more comfortably. It was produced in three sizes, featuring a 7''', 8''' or 9''' movement. The present example is from the largest series.  

A similar example is illustrated in Cologni, F.: Cartier: The Tank Watch, p. 193.