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 mens midsize vermeil Cartier Tank watch with diamond encrusted case. It has an iconic tank case, classic Roman dial, gold epee hands, sapphire topped crown, and mechanical Cartier 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, mens Cartier wristwatches with mechanical movements are often more sought after by collectors than their quartz counterparts.
Originally designed for men by today's standard it could also be worn well by a woman.
It has just finished a true expert restoration and presents in beautiful condition. The diamonds have been previously added by a jeweler.
As part of the restoration one of our watchmakers has just fully disassembled the movement down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
For the finishing touch it has been equipped with a new leather 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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Tank Mechanical
Serial no.: 6,185,152
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Mens
Case material: 18K 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 just short of mint - gold plating has been redone. There are two small marks on the right side of the case. Overall a 9.7 out of 10.
Dial: Black with gilt Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7, perfect refinishing
Dimensions: 23.5mm wide (excluding crown), 31mm 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: Leather (aftermarket - non-Cartier), alligator grain, brand new and unworn previously equipped with aftermarket Cartier style buckle. Note that the current band on the watch slightly differs in grain pattern from what is shown in the photos.
Serviced: As part of the restoration one of our watchmakers has just fully disassembled the movement down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
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.