Worn by Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, and the late Princess Diana, the company's watches have long been worn by royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and any woman desiring to wear a luxury timepiece.
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 ladies vermeil Cartier Tank watch. It has an iconic tank case, classic white Roman dial, gold epee hands, sapphire topped crown, and original mechical 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, Cartier wristwatches with mechanical movements are often more sought after by collectors than their quartz counterparts.
It has just finished a true expert restoration and presents in gorgeous condition. On the wrist it presents like new. As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has just freshly serviced the movement.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Java lizard strap in the same style as the bands that often came on these Tanks along with the watch's original buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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: 3,169,496
Model: Tank Mechanical
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Ladies
Case material: 18K gold plating over sterling silver
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Paris, SWISS, official Cartier registration numbers
Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist - Gold plating has been redone.
Dial: White with black Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7, refinished to like new
Hands: Original, blue steel 'epees'
Movement type: Cartier caliber 78-1, mechanical, manually wound
Jewels: 17 rubies
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Band: Leather (aftermarket - non-Cartier), Java lizard, strap in the same style as the bands that often came on these Tanks along with the watch's original buckle, brand new and unworn
Serviced: Yes, a Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled the movement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.