A "Tank Chinoise" wristwatch, by Cartier
A "Tank Chinoise" wristwatch, by Cartier

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A "Tank Chinoise" wristwatch, by Cartier
The dial with Roman numerals to a square case with raised bars at both ends to the sides, rounded lugs, the back secured by four screws in the band, with deployant buckle, mechanical movement, case 22mm. wide, dial repainted
Dial signed Cartier, case No. indistinct
Post lot text
The Tank Chinoise was originally launched in 1922, its case design with raised overlapping bars to the ends is an alteration from the classical Tank wristwatch. Imitating the architecture of Chinese temples, its perfectly symmetrical crossbars and sides from a square opening, symbolizing an open door to an inner space.

Please note that as the strap for the above watch may be made of endangered or protected animal materials, such as crocodile, it is not sold with the watch but is for display purposes only. Christie's will need to remove and retain the strap before collection by the purchaser

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