We have here a classic Cartier Tank that is a great twist on the classic design. We love the dial layout with the blue Roman numerals on the white dial, with the Cartier logo repeated inside the railway-style minute tracking. Blue-steel hands make for an easy read and let's not forget the trademark Cartier cabochon winding crown.
The sterling silver 925 case, measures 22x29mm approx , The classic ladies size is a very comfortable wear on the wrist . Inside the case is the Swiss quartz caliber, fully serviced by us and running strongly. The watch comes with its Cartier deployment and a replaced black leather crocodile grain strap, a brown option is also available. The watch also comes with cartier box
two-tone dial, white outer chapter ring with blue Roman numerals and inner minute track, the centre of cream colour with repeater Cartier monogram, secret signature within 10 o’clock numeral sterling silver, screw-down case back, cabochon-set crown steel Cartier deployment folding clasp case, dial, movement and clasp signed
The Cartier Tank is over 100 years old and is still one of the most recognisable watch designs ever made. It was inspired by the top view of the First World War Tanks, where the tracks ran around the body of the vehicle, and during an age where machines were inspiring design everywhere through design movement including Cubism, Bauhaus and de Stijl. When it was first designed in 1919, the simple design followed Louis Cartier’s design codes from his earlier wristwatches; the railway-style minute tracking, Roman numerals, blue steel hands, the cabochon winding crown and, Cartier’s own invention, the deployment buckle. It was also at this time that Edmond Jaeger designed the movements, which were made by LeCoultre. In the 50 years since the first Cartier Tank was sold, only 6,000 were ever produced (6 were produced in the first year and 33 in the second), making Tanks from this age incredibly rare.
It wasn’t until 1976 that the in-house Must de Cartier Tank was launched, the first product in the in-house Must line. These Tanks were made of vermeil, or silver gilt, which is gold-plated sterling silver. This made the new line more affordable whilst still having the prestige of being made from a precious metal. Various sizes, dial colours and finishes were then produced for both men and women. The Must de Cartier line was faded out at the beginning of the 21st century.
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.”
There really is a Cartier Tank to suit everyone's tastes. Here we have a a classic, white dial with the Cartier logo on the inner dial.
Complete with the trademark cabochon winding crown and blue-steel hands.
Movement : Cartier calibre 057
Age : 2001/2010
Specific Age : Circa 2004
Case Size : 22mm X 29mm
Case Thickness : 6.5mm
Lug to Lug : 29.5mm
Lugs : 16mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box
Case Material : Sterling Silver 925
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty