Cartier Tank Asymetrique, Cartier Privée Limited Edition, Platinum

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An attractive piece that translates one of the most recognisable Cartier designs into the modern world, this Cartier Privé Tank Asymétrique* combines its unconventional shape with polished surfaces and updated proportions to create a Cartier piece for our time. With only 100 pieces made in platinum, this is an excellent discovery for any collector looking for a modern version of a classic piece.

Cartier Collection

What was the golden era for Cartier?

Creatively, it was really 1919 to 1939. That’s when they created some exceptional pieces of jewellery for some very special clients. Commercially, today is probably their golden age.

What was different back then?

Beyond its dedication to recreating iconic designs, the Collection Privée also displayed a renewed focus on what lay behind the caseback. Having long relied on quartz technology sourced externally, Cartier did not possess the watchmaking know-how or facilities to create high-quality movements. As such, they relied on a range of specialised manufacturers who supplied the French jeweller with manual-winding, time-only calibres, while also helping them develop a range of complications, from jump hours to monopusher chronographs.