Designed personally by Louis Cartier in 1917 and patterned after an army tank, Cartier's iconic Tank watch symbolized speed and achievement.
Today's auction showcases this ladies vermeil Cartier Tank watch with diamond encrusted case. It embodies the easily recognizable qualities of a Cartier: An iconic tank case, classic Roman dial, blue gold epee hands, sapphire topped crown, and Cartier movement.
It is fully Cartier down to the hands and winding crown. It presents in gorgeous custom restored condition - about a 9.7 out of 10.
The diamonds have been previously added by a jeweler (aftermarket - not Cartier).
Note that the blue markers on the dial are navy blue - not the bright blue that the photos suggest. The photos don't do the watch justice.
For the finishing touch a new bright and clean white aftermarket leather leather strap has been installed making it ready for your immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no: 12833
Model: Ladies Tank, ref. 366001
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Ladies
Case material: 18K white gold plating over sterling silver with diamonds previously added by a jeweler (non-Cartier)
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Paris, SWISS, official Cartier registration numbers
Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist - expertly custom restored
Dial: White with navy blue Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7, refinished to mint condition. Note that the blue markers on the dial are navy blue - not the bright blue that the photos suggest.
Hands: Original, blue steel 'epees'
Movement type: Swiss Cartier quartz
Jewels: 17 rubies
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Band: Leather (aftermarket), remborde, brand new and unworn with original Cartier buckle. We also offer lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 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.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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.