Originally sold by Harrods in 1979, we have here an elegant Cartier Tank with a rather unusual burgundy red dial. The dial has aged in a really unique way and has created a spider effect, which we absolutely love! The dial is signed 'must de Cartier' at 12 o'clock and has the famous Cartier logo and 'Swiss' at 6 o'clock, along with gilt hour and minute hands, all of which create a sense of symmetry on the watch. And, of course, no Cartier would be complete without the trademark cabochon winding crown.
The vermeil case, also known as silver gilt, or gold-plated sterling silver, measures 21x29mm and is a very comfortable wear on the wrist. Inside the case is the mechanical manual wind Swiss caliber 78-1 (Eta 2512-1), fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired this watch on a brown, genuine crocodile strap, but it looks great on anything. The watch is the full set, too. It comes with box and papers as well as its original strap and buckle.
What we think
Cartier Tanks have been worn by the greats throughout its lifetime including Fred Astaire, Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Princess Diana. Andy Warhol famously said, “I don’t wear a Tank to tell the time. In fact, I never wind it. I wear a Tank because it’s the watch to wear.”
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Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : 1979 (sold in Harrods)
Case Size : 21mm
Case Thickness : 8mm
Lug to Lug : 29mm
Lugs : 14mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box and Papers
Case Material : 18ct Gold Over Sterling Silver 925
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty