Lot 378 (Fine Pictures, Silver & Jewellery Auction, 18th September 2019)
Cartier London Tank Normale
Manufacturer: Cartier London
Model Name: Tank "Normale"
Year: Circa 1969
Case No: N/A
Case Material: 18ct Yellow Gold as tested
Movement: Jaeger-LeCoultre for Cartier Manual Wind Movememt.
Bracelet/Strap: Non-original black Must De Cartier lizard grain leather strap with original deployant clasp with London hallmark indicating manufacture by J.C (Jacques Cartier) in 1969 using 18ct gold.
Dimensions: approximately 25mm x 32mm (incl. crown)
Sold for £11,000
Please see updated photographs.
This Cartier Tank Normale is in excellent overall condition, showing slight signs of wear throughout, commensurate with occasional use since new. There are some incredibly fine hairline cracks within the top layer of lacquer on the enamel dial, however all of the numerals and the minute track within remain sharp.
The 18ct gold case remains sharp and shows very little signs of polishing, however it does show hairline scratches, and one marginally deeper scratch on the left side of the case.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre movement is currently functioning as per manufacture specifications, and keeping excellent time, however Halls do not guarantee any movements of their wristwatches for sale.
The synthetic sapphire cabochon on the crown shows signs of scratches, however remains in its original form.
The deployment clasp is currently functioning as per original manufacturers specification, and holds the Cartier leather strap securely.