On this sad day when the world loses an important figure in its history, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we at Perpetual Passion want to remember “Her Majesty” with an unreleased spot.

Perpetual Passion has already dedicated an entire article on Her Majesty's watches on the occasion of his 94th birthday. Today is a different day, the day in which we greet a giant of history, a light - I dare say - among so many shadows and so many extras of our century. We say “Goodbye Queen Elizabeth II” in our own way, with an almost unpublished photo that our careful eye did not miss the watches, but above all the shape watch she wore that day.

In this rare shot we can see Elizabeth II, wearing in addition to her personal Omega Ladymatic a Cartier Tank Cintrée Dual Time probably of Prince Philip of Edinburgh or a family member, intent on competing for the The Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1988.

Wearing two watches, especially on the same wrist, certainly does not go unnoticed but, as we can see from the next shot, certainly not unusual in the ruling family where even Lady Diana had been immortalized wearing two watches (her own and that of the allot Prince Charles).

The TANK Cintrée 'Dual Time'

In 1921, Cartier introduces the Tank Cintrée: an elongated, curved and bold version of the Tank. Six years later, in 1927, Cartier created a watch that displayed multiple time zones. It was a platinum pocket watch with three time zones, custom made for an illustrious client.

Since its introduction, the Tank Cintrée, which was also called the true gentleman's Tank, was available in different variations (think of the dial configurations and different sizes) and was always produced in limited quantities ranging from 50 to 100 pieces.

credits: amsterdamvintagewatches.com

The Tank Cintrée Dual Time made its way onto the market: a Cartier Tank Cintrée that showed two time zones on one dial and was made for globetrotting, traveling gentlemen. The watch is equipped with two movements, ETA 2412 caliber with manual winding.

The upper part of the dial (first time zone) has the classic Tank configuration, which are large Roman numerals painted in black. The lower part of the dial (second time zone) has black painted indexes and Roman quarters. The name 'Cartier' appears between the two sub-dials and above the six o'clock position it says 'Paris'. The case is in 18k yellow gold. On the right side of the case there are two crowns with blue sapphires.

GOD BLESS THE QUEEN

Over the course of nearly a century, Queen Elizabeth II must have worn numerous watches, many of which are difficult to spot due to the low resolution of some photos and the rarity of the pieces. We will probably never get to know her collection, if not some significant creations connected to important events.

I hope this latest spot will render service - in our only possible way - to one of the figures I have most esteemed and admired among the giants of our history. A source of inspiration for her commitment to lead the country even in the darkest days with dignity and optimism.

God Bless The Queen!

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