Designed personally by Louis Cartier in 1917 and patterned after an army tank, Cartier's Tank watches symbolized speed and achievement and have become one of the company's iconic models.
Before cost-cutting measures brought about the widespread use of quartz movements for certain wristwatches, Cartier utilized Swiss-crafted mechanical movements. Using centuries old watchmaking practices, craftsmen poured individual attention into each wristwatch.
Today's offering showcases this beautifully restored vintage ladies Cartier Tank. It has a solid 18K gold tank case, classic original white Roman dial with blue steel hands, sapphire topped crown, and Cartier handwound mechanism.
It is fully Cartier and presents on the wrist in gorgeous condition - on the wrist it presents as just short of perfect mint. Its dial has just been restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
For the finishing touch it comes equipped it with an expensive aftermarket crocodile strap with so-called soft Cartier lining making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Lady Cartier watches:
Worn by Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, and the late Princess Diana, the company's watches have long been favourites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and any woman desiring to wear a timepiece of distinction.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Ladies Tank (Mechanical)
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside): Cartier, 18K, Swiss precious metal hallmarks
Case condition: On the wrist it presents as just short of mint. The back has very light waviness and signs of previous polishing.
Dimensions: 28mm long x 21mm wide. Case thickness approx. 6.5mm.
Dial: White with painted black radial Roman numerals, inner minute track, original, restored to mint condition
Hands: Original, blued steel "epee" hands.
Movement type: Signed Cartier, mechanical, manually wound, 17 jewels, shock resistant
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Genuine crocodile (non-Cartier), expensive, so-called soft "Cartier lining" fully stitched and padded
Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
Serviced: Yes, one of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. 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
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.