Lot 150
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CARTIER | TANK CINTRÉEYELLOW GOLD MANUAL WINDING WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELETCIRCA 1950

Estimate
100,000 - 200,000 CHF
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Description

  • TANK CINTRÉEYELLOW GOLD MANUAL WINDING WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELETCIRCA 1950
Dial: silveredCalibre: cal. 122 manual winding, 18 jewelsMovement number: 486'234Case: 18k yellow gold Tank CintréeCase number: 40759Closure: 18k yellow gold Cartier bracelet and pink gold Cartier deployant buckleDimensions: 45.5 x 23 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 170 mmSigned: case and dial, movement signed European Clock and Watch CompanyAccessories: Cartier presentation case

Catalogue Note

An exercise in ultimate chic, this watch immediately summons images of 50s Hollywood, and it cannot be argued that it would be most at home peaking from the cuff of Cary Grant's sport jacket. Introduced in 1921 the Tank Cintrée continues production to this day testament to its timeless design and elegance. Measuring nearly 46 mm in length the elongated case was incredibly avant guarde as at the time smaller watches were very much favoured. The design is also curved molding to the wearers wrist, and, when on its bracelet becomes almost a 'cuff' in and of itself. 

The present lot is in superb original condition and with the addition of its original yellow gold link bracelet and deployant clasp this has to be one of the finest examples of this model to come to auction in recent years. 

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