Cartier Tank Louis Mens (Midsize) Mechancial Watch - Solid 18K Gold


Item No. 5552

Perhaps the most iconic Cartier watch is the Tank. Designed personally by Louis Cartier in 1917 and patterned after an army tank, Cartier's Tank symbolized speed and achievement, and an unstoppable force. Today, these watches are easily recognized across as room as a Cartier.

Today's offering showcases this pleasing original mens Cartier Tank. It features an iconic solid 18K gold tank case, classic cream Roman dial with blue steel hands, sapphire topped crown, and Cartier handwound mechanism.

Before cost-cutting measures brought about the widespread use of cheaper quartz movements for certain wristwatches, Cartier utilized Swiss-crafted mechanical movements. Using centuries old watchmaking practices, craftsmen poured individual attention into each wristwatch. Because of this extra care and craftsmanship, Cartier wristwatches with mechanical movements are often considered more desirable than their quartz counterparts.

It is fully Cartier down to the dial, hands, winding crown, and even the original solid 18K gold Cartier buckle. It is in very pleasing condition. The case presents as just short of mint and the dial as mint. One of the original hands has a partial darkening.

Our watchmaker has freshly serviced the movement and installed a new mineral glass crystal. We have also installed a brand new aftermarket crocodile band that fits the watch's original buckle. (The buckle by itself would sell for about $350).

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.

Worn by Bill Clinton, Elton John, and Djimon Hounsou, Cartier watches have long been favorites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and any gentleman desiring to wear a timepiece of distinction.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
  • Model: Tank (Mechanical)
  • Serial no.: 780866327
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men - a unisex watch by today's standard.
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (outside): Cartier, Paris, 18K Swiss with hallmarks
  • Case condition: Just short of mint
  • Dimensions:  31mm x 23.5mm. Case thickness approx. 6.5mm.
  • Dial: White with painted black radial Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7, inner minute track. Mint condition
  • Hands: Original, blued steel épées - the minute hand has lost some of its bluing.
  • Movement type: Signed Cartier, mechanical, manually wound, 17 Jewels, shock resistant
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, brand new (non-Cartier), high quality, with gold-plated Cartier buckle.
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • 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 warranty. Please email 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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