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 the room as a Cartier.
Today's offering showcases this Certified Pre-Owned mens classic Tank. It features a traditional solid 18K gold tank case, silver Roman dial with black steel hands, sapphire topped crown, and Cartier mechanical movement.
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 and presents in beautiful condition. The case presents just short of mint. Unlike most examples of these its stamping is still strong and clear. Its dial is clean and has been professionally restored.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled the watch down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. We have also installed a new, correct for a Cartier Tank, mineral glass crystal.
For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new Teju lizard strap 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 attesting to its performance.
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
Serial no.: 780,866,175
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Paris, 780866175
Case condition: Just short of mint. The stamping is still strong and clear.
Dimensions: 31mm long x 23.5mm wide (26mm wide with crown). Case thickness approx. 6.5mm.
Dial: Silver with painted black radial Roman numerals, signed Cartier and Swiss, inner minute track, professionally restored
Hands: Original, blackened steel épées
Movement type: Cartier caliber 78-1, mechanical, manually wound
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Teju lizard (aftermarket - non-Cartier), fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Crystal type: Mineral glass, designed for a Cartier Tank, mint condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has fully disassembled the watch down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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.