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Cartier. A fine platinum square wristwatch
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Cartier. A fine platinum square wristwatch


Cartier. A fine platinum square wristwatch
Signed Cartier, Paris, Tank Chinoise model, No. 0007 CE, Ref. 2685 G, circa 2005
Cal. 437 MC nickel-finished lever movement engraved with the Cartier logo, 18 jewels, silvered guilloché dial, Roman numerals, secret signature at XII, square case with raised bars to both ends overlapping the sides, rounded lugs, glazed display back secured by eight screws, 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
30.5 mm. wide
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Lot Essay

The Tank Chinoise was originally launched in 1922, its case design with raised overlapping bars to the ends an alteration from the classical Tank wristwatch. Imitating the architecture of Chinese temples, it's perfectly symmetrical crossbars and sides from a square opening, symbolizing an open door to an inner space.

The large version of the Tank Chinoise was mainly available in gold, models in platinum, such as the present watch, are exceedingly rare.

The 1920 model is described and illustrated in Cartier - The Tank Watch by Franco Cologni, p. 187.

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