Worn by Bill Clinton, Elton John, and Djimon Hounsou, the company's watches have long been favorites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and anyone desiring to wear a timepiece of distinction.
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 Certified Pre-Owned mens vermeil Cartier Tank watch with diamond encrusted case. It has an iconic tank case, classic Roman dial, gold 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 well by a woman.
It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition. The back shows light remnants of wear and no signs of having been previously significantly polished. The diamonds have been previously added by a jeweler (non-Cartier). On the wrist it presents like new.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it - it is keeping very accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Note that the band is just slightly different than the band that was on it in the photos.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no: 7,010,694
Model: Tank Mechanical
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men - today a unisex size
Case material: 18K gold plating over sterling silver with diamonds previously added by a jeweler (aftermarket - non-Cartier)
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Paris, SWISS, Cartier registration numbers
Case condition: Beautiful condition. Gold plating has been redone. Light remnants of wear to the back. Presents as mint on the wrist.
Dial: Gloss black with black Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7
Dimensions: 21mm wide (excluding crown), 28mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Gold 'epees'
Movement type: Cartier caliber 78-1, mechanical, manually wound
Jewels: 17 rubies
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Band: Leather (aftermarket - non-Cartier), remborde, brand new and unworn previously equipped with aftermarket Cartier style buckle. The finish on the band is matte (it does looks glossy in the photos)
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it - it is keeping very accurate time.
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: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
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.