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. Cartier Tanks, already known as a true iconic watch, have seen an explosion in popularity in the last couple of years.
Today's offering showcases this beautiful Certified Pre-Owned ladies Cartier Tank watch with original Cartier Certificate Card.
It has an iconic tank case, classic white Roman dial, blued epee hands, sapphire topped crown, and original Cartier Swiss mechanical 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.
Please kindly note that a wider band of the same style that perfectly fills the space between the lugs has been installed on the watch, so please disregard the band shown in the photos.
Our Cartier Tank, which has all of its original parts, is in truly gorgeous condition. It presents as a 9.7 or 9.8 out of 10. Its case presents as mint. The gold plating may have been redone. And its dial presents as mint. On the wrist, it presents like new.
Also available for sale to pair with it is an original Cartier band and Cartier buckle. Please inquire if you're interested.
A Master Watchmaker has just freshly serviced the movement. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time like a new Cartier Tank in our testing.
Should the watch need servicing in the future, 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One of our Master Watchmakers has done authorized servicing work for Cartier's service center.
For the finishing touch, we have meticulously detailed it, and it comes equipped it with a brand new aftermarket strap and Cartier style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international 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: 3,169,652
Date sold: May 20, 1981
Model: Mechanical Tank Louis
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. The gold plating may have been redone.
Dial: White with black Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7, presents as mint
Dimensions: 21mm wide (excluding crown), 28mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Blued steel "epees"
Movement type: Cartier Swiss caliber 78-1 mechanical movement
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Band: Leather (aftermarket - non-Cartier), Teju lizard, similar in style to the lizard bands that often came on these Tanks, brand new and unworn, equipped with aftermarket Cartier style buckle. Also available for sale to pair with it is an original Cartier band and Cartier buckle. Please inquire if you're interested.
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has just overhauled the movement freshly serviced it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time like a new Cartier Tank in our testing.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. Should the watch need servicing in the future, 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One of our Master Watchmakers has done authorized servicing work for Cartier's service center.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Original Cartier Certificate Card; New Connoisseur of Time 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.