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 vermeil Cartier Tank watch. It has an iconic tank case, classic Roman dial, blued epee hands, sapphire topped crown, and new quartz movement.
The movements of these are notorious for quitting after a couple of decades. Cartier used an off-the-shelf quartz movement for the watch. A brand new unsigned version of the off-the-shelf movement has just been installed.
Originally designed for men by today's standard it could also be worn by a woman.
It presents in very pleasing original condition. It is fully Cartier down to its original band and buckle. The case is in near mint plus condition. And the buttercream dial presents as mint.
For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new crocodile strap. Also included is the watch's original Cartier strap.
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
Serial no: 28378
Model: Tank Quartz, ref. 881008
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Mens
Case material: 18K gold plating over sterling silver
Case markings (outside): Cartier, Paris, SWISS, official Cartier registration numbers
Case condition: Near mint plus with light scratches and no gold wear through
Dial: Buttercream with Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7, presents as mint
Dimensions: 23.5mm wide (excluding crown), 31mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Blue 'epees', original
Movement type: Unsigned, correct model, brand new. The movements of these are notorious for quitting after a couple of decades. Cartier used an off-the-shelf quartz movement for the watch. A brand new unsigned version of the off-the-shelf movement has just been installed.
Jewels: 17 rubies
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, with original gold-plated Cartier buckle. Also included is the watch's original Cartier strap in worn but wearable condition
Serviced: New battery. 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 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
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.