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Cartier Gold and Diamond "Tank" Bracelet


Dating from the 1940s, this striking “tank” bracelet in gold, platinum, and over four carats of diamonds is by Cartier London. Designed as a stylized version of the tank track bracelets so popular in the 1930s, it is composed of arched, striated gold links joined by platinum and pavé-set diamond hemi-cylinders, creating an intriguing combination of machine geometry, hand texturing, and sparkling diamonds. Stylish and boldly designed, wear this eternally modern bracelet for both day and evening occasions.

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Item #: BA-18878
Artist: Cartier, London
Country: England
Circa: 1940s
Size: 7” length, 0.625" width
Materials: 126 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 4.20 carats); 18K Gold; Platinum
Signed: "Cartier London, JC" (for Jacques Cartier), and partially numbered "xx9265"

One of Cartier’s famous motifs in watches and jewelry, the design of the "tank" and "tank track" was introduced into the firm’s body of design by Louis Cartier, who was inspired by his experiences at the front lines in World War I.