Designed personally by Louis Cartier in 1917 and patterned after an army tank, Cartier's iconic Tank watch symbolized speed and achievement.
Today's offering showcases this classic mens vermeil Cartier Tank watch complete with original boxes and papers. It has an iconic tank case, classic Roman dial, blued epee hands, sapphire topped crown, and mechanical Cartier movement.
Before cost-cutting measures brought about the widespread use of cheaper quartz movements for many wristwatches, Cartier contracted with watch manufacturers to produce mechanical movements designed to last a lifetime. Using traditional watchmaking practices, these gifted craftsmen poured individual attention into each wristwatch. As a result, mens Cartier wristwatches with mechanical movements are often more sought after by collectors than their quartz counterparts.
Originally designed for men, but by today's standard it could also be worn by a woman.
Three years ago it had a true expert restoration and has only been worn fairly lightly since. It presents in beautiful condition. On the wrist the watch presents as just short of mint.
As part of the restoration the movement has just been fully serviced, and for the finishing touch we have just installed a genuine crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a 90-day C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no: 6,077,824
Model: Tank Mechanical
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Mens
Case material: 18K gold plating over sterling silver
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Paris, SWISS, official Cartier registration numbers
Case condition: Beautiful. Presents as just short of mint.
Dial: Buttercream / very slight peach hue with Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7, expert refinishing
Dimensions: 23.5mm wide (excluding crown), 31mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, blue steel 'epees'
Movement type: Cartier caliber 78-1, mechanical, manually wound
Jewels: 17 rubies
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Band: Genuine crocodile, fully stitched, padded, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled in 2017.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 90-day international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Original inner and outer boxes; PAPERS - Original papers (cards and booklet)
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.