Launched in 1996, the Cartier Tank Asymètrique was released as a faithful and modern reinterpretation of Cartier’s 1936 Parallelogram design, which would then later become known as the Tank Asymètrique. With its eponymous asymmetric design, the Tank Asymètrique was created as a means to enable drivers to read the time easier while holding the wheel with outstretched arms. Debuted in 2020 as a modern re-release that included 300 individually numbered pieces, split even as 100 pieces per metal across 18kt yellow gold, 18kt rose gold and platinum as we have here, this edition of the Cartier Tank Asymetrique adds a decidedly modern tone to one of Cartier’s most sought-after designs. With atypical design details considering what Cartier’s signature dial aesthetics, the ref. 4286’s silver dial is tilted to fit the Tank Asymètrique’s offset layout with it also featuring silver Arabic numerals, blackened hands, and no chemin de fer railroad-style minute track, which sets this timepiece aside as something unique for Cartier, even when you consider the breadth of their design language as a powerhouse of horological design.
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Vetted & Approved
Box and Guarantee Card
Est. value range
$30,000 – $50,000
Watch is in like new condition. There are minor signs of wear/handling visible in the form of light surface marks on the polished case surfaces, and a gentle crease in the leather strap. Guarantee paper is dated 2021.
Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.
A modern and luxurious interpretation of a classic piece of Cartier design, the Tank Asymètrique plays a wonderfully quaint role in Cartier's history filled with unique geometric designs.