Designed personally by Louis Cartier in 1917 and patterned after an army tank, Cartier's iconic Tank watch symbolized speed and achievement.
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 watch making 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.
Today's offering showcases this mens vermeil mechanical Cartier Tank with its original boxes and papers. It has an iconic tank case, classic Roman dial, gold epee hands, sapphire topped crown, and hand wound Cartier movement.
Originally designed for men by today's standard it could also be worn by a woman.
It is fully Cartier down to the original buckle. It has just finished a true expertly restoration and presents in beautiful condition. Our photos don't do it justice.
As part of the restoration, the movement has just been fully serviced.
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: 6,201,290
Model: Tank (mechanical)
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: Beautiful. Presents as mint - replanted
Dial: White with Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 7, perfect refinishing
Hands: Blue 'epees'
Movement type: Cartier, mechanical, manually wound, 17 Jewels
Jewels: 17 rubies
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, with original Cartier buckle - the tongue of the buckle shows wear.
Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced by a Master Watchmaker.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Original boxes; PAPERS - Original papers; New C.O.T. 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.