In 1916, the public got its first glimpse of Renault combat armored tanks. Louis Cartier was so impressed by the geometry of those tanks that it became his muse for a new line of men’s wristwatches. He designed the prototype in 1917, which quickly became popular. In the preface of his book Cartier: The Tank Watch, watch expert Franco Cologni wrote that the watch “is one of those V.I.O.s (Very Important Objects) which rank amongside [sic] the most famous of human V.I.P.s.” One of Cartier’s mini-tank wristwatches is among the highlighted lots of the upcoming jewelry auction offered by Stair.
Another key item in the sale is a long gold Cuban chain necklace. The result of the hip-hop jewelry movement that began in the late 1970s, the Cuban link chain has a thick texture and is interlocked to highlight each link. Another featured lot is a piece from Ilias Lalaounis. Founder of one of the most popular Greek jewelry brands, Lalaounis combines ancient techniques with modern technology. View the entire catalog for this auction and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (234), Bracelets & Bangles (9), Earrings (63), Sets & Demi-Parure (9), Necklaces & Pendants (70), Brooches & Pins (20), Rings (26), Cufflinks (8), Watches & Clocks (4)
# of Lots:234
Price Range:$50 - $8,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Cartier 18k Gold and Diamond Mini-Tank Wristwatch|| Estimate: |
|18k Gold Long Cuban Link Chain Necklace|| Estimate: |
|Iilas Lalalounis 18k Gold Choker Necklace|| Estimate: |
|Reinstein Ross 22k Braided Gold and Aquamarine Ring|| Estimate: |
|James Avery 14k Gold and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet and Pair of Matching Earclips|| Estimate: |