Worn by Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, and the late Princess Diana, the company's watches have long been favorites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and any woman desiring to wear a watch of distinction.
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 year.
Today's offering showcases this beautiful Certified Pre-Owned ladies Cartier Tank watch. It has an iconic tank case, Cartier dial made from lapis lazuli, gold "epee" hands, and sapphire topped crown, and mechanical Cartier movement.
Its beautiful blue lapis style, which makes it look suggestive of a starry evening, is complemented by its dark navy blue Cartier strap with original Cartier buckle.
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 gave individual attention to each wristwatch. As a result, Cartier wristwatches with mechanical movements are often more sought after by collectors than their quartz counterparts.
Our Cartier Tank has all of its original parts. Its case presents in good condition - the tips of the lugs show gold wearthrough and it has fairly light wear. On the wrist it presents nicely. Please inquire if you would like the case refinished.
Its original dial presents beautifully. As is customary with vintage Cartier dials, the lacquer has crazing hairlines visible if tilted at certain angles - otherwise it is just short of mint. Its Cartier band has been previously worn but is very serviceable, and the original Cartier buckle shows plating wear. If you wanted to have the case refinished the buckle could be as well.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Master Watchmaker has just freshly overhauled the movement. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand new Cartier in our testing position.
It comes equipped with its original Cartier band buckle. For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it 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: 3,063,636
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 , Argent, Plaque or G 20 Microns
Case condition: Presents in good condition - the tips of the lugs show gold wearthrough and it has fairly light wear. On the wrist it presents nicely. Please inquire if you would like it refinished.
Dial: Lapis lazuli, signed must de Cartier. As is customary with vintage Cartier dials, the lacquer has crazing hairlines visible if tilted at certain angles - otherwise it is just short of mintcondition
Dimensions: 21mm wide (excluding crown), 28mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, gold "epees", surfacing aging to both
Movement type: Cartier caliber 78-1, mechanical, manually wound
Jewels: 17 rubies
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Band: Crocodile leather, signed Cartier (this is very fine Cartier band, not a Must de Cartier one), navy blue, original Cartier buckle, previously worn but is very serviceable, and the original Cartier buckle shows plating wear. If you wanted to have the case refinished the buckle could be as well. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Serviced: Yes, one of our watchmakers has disassembled it 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 four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five 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.