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Cartier. A fine, rare and large 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch
Cartier. A fine, rare and large 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch
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Cartier. A fine, rare and large 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch

SIGNED CARTIER, PARIS, TANK CINTRÉE MODEL, CASE NUMBERED 17855, 03652 AND 26442, MOVEMENT SIGNED EUROPEAN WATCH AND CLOCK CO. INC., CIRCA 1925

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Cartier. A fine, rare and large 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch
Signed Cartier, Paris, Tank Cintrée model, case numbered 17855, 03652 and 26442, movement signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc., circa 1925
Movement: cal. 9''', manual, 18 jewels, signed European Watch and Clock Co. Inc. and numbered 26'442
Dial: signed
Case: curved back secured by four screws in the band, 23.2 mm. wide, 46.5 mm. overall length, numbered
With: 18K pink and yellow gold deployant clasp numbered *940 and stamped with French assay marks
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This lot is offered without reserve.
From time to time, Christie's may offer a lot which it owns in whole or in part. This is such a lot.
Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.
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The movement is numbered 26'442 underneath the dial, matching with the number to the outside of the case.

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Lot Essay

This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. The watch will be supplied with a calf leather strap.

Launched in 1921, the Tank Cintrée model was a variant of the original Tank. The curved shape was derived from the firm's tonneau series, made to fit around a wrist, the widened sides with the sharp edges and screwed lugs from the 1919 Tank. The elongated dial was visually enlarged and softened by the rounded chapter ring. The model was available in three different sizes.

The present watch is from the largest version, the "Grande Tank Cintrée" series, fitted with a cal. 9''' movement.

For a similar watch and description of the "Tank Cintrée" model see Cartier - The Tank Watch by Franco Cologni, p. 192.

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