WHY IS THIS WATCH IMPORTANT
The Cartier Tank was first introduced in 1917 and was inspired by the shape of tanks used during World War I. It was a revolutionary design at the time, as it departed from the traditional round shape of watches and introduced a rectangular case. The Tank has since become a classic design, with numerous variations and editions over the years.
While many Tank watches are powered by quartz movements, collectors often seek out manual-winding versions for their historical significance and mechanical charm. The present example is particularly special due to its exceptional condition, which is a testament to the watch's rarity and the care taken by its previous owners. The manual-winding movement also adds to the appeal of this timepiece, as it requires a more hands-on approach to timekeeping that is appreciated by many watch enthusiasts.
This watch is in overall very nice and honest condition. The dial is nearly flawless, bright, and crisp with black Roman numbers and a race track. The heated blue hands are in great condition. The crown has the distinguishable Sapphire cabochon.
The watch was just serviced and keeps good time.
THE FINE PRINT
Model: Must de Cartier Tank
Material: 18Kr yellow gold vermeil over silver
Dimensions: 23.5 x 31mm ; 7mm thickness
Crystal: Plexi Glass
Bracelet/Strap: New Black Olive Green strap by Atelier Del Sur, with a golden buckle.
-This watch was photographed on a 6.9 inch / 175mm wrist.