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.
Today's offering showcases this classic Certified Pre-Owned ladies vermeil Cartier Tank watch with beautiful wine colored dial. It has the traditional Cartier features: An iconic tank case, Cartier numberless dial, gold "epee" hands, and sapphire topped crown.
It also has its original Cartier Swiss-made 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.
It is all-original down to band and buckle and in better than near mint condition. Our photos don't do it justice.
The case is near mint plus and shows only a few pin pricks of gold wear at the tips of the lugs. It presents beautifully on the wrist. Its dial is original and just short of perfect mint.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it installed a correct new mineral glass crystal made for this model making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand new Cartier in our testing position.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no: 3,029,072
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
Case condition: Better than near mint condition. The case is near mint plus and shows only a few pin pricks of gold wear at the tips of the lugs. It presents beautifully on the wrist.
Dial: Wine colored, signed Cartier, original and untouched, just short of perfect mint condition
Dimensions: 21mm wide (excluding crown), 28mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, gold "epees"
Movement type: Cartier caliber 78-1, mechanical, manually wound
Jewels: 17 rubies
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Band: Original, Java lizard, signed Must de Cartier, with original Cartier buckle, serviceable condition. We stock aftermarket lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. We also have a number of Cartier straps of various colors and would need to check to see if we have on in the correct size. Please ask us if you're interested.
Serviced: It has been freshly cleaned and oiled, and we installed a correct new mineral glass crystal made for this model making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand new Cartier in our testing position. 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.