Harry Fane and Dover Street Market London have a horological relationship that brings fine vintage watches to the market, often welcoming a variety of vintage Cartier timepieces that have previously included diamond-encrusted offerings to rare obscurities. Now, the dealer presents three vintage Cartier watches, each falling within the Tank lineage and coming with gold detailing.
Take the Cartier Small Tank Cintrée Watch, 1968/69, for example. This piece is the most expensive of the three at £30,000 GBP (approx. $33,260 USD) and draws its influence from one of the house’s most iconic watches, 1921’s Grand Cintrée. Here, the watch follows a more curvaceous design, working alongside an 18kt yellow gold bevel, silvered “Cartier Paris” face with radial black Roman numerals and blued Épée hands with inner minute track Chemin de Fer, and a faceted winder spring that’s in the signature Cartier blue hue.
Likewise, the Cartier Tank “Automatique” Large Watch, 1975, also comes in 18kt yellow gold and is more of a menswear style. Coming in at £24,000 GBP (approx. $26,600 USD), the colloquially known “Tank Jumbo” is the first of its kind to feature an automatic movement, making it one of the more desirable modern collector watches in the group. This is enhanced by the fact it was only made in the ’70s in very limited numbers, making these hard to come by, especially in such good condition.
Rounding out the trio is the £18,000 GBP (approx. $19,995 USD) Cartier Tank Cintrée “Steve McQueen” Watch, 1967, sporting the same gold construction alongside a painted enamel dial, blued steel Épée hands and other desirable touches.
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