WHY IS THIS WATCH IMPORTANT
The Cartier Tank Basculante 2390 mécanique was produced for a very short time and today, the mechanical versions are some of the most coveted watches.
Inspired by the Renault FT-17 Tank, the Cartier Tank model has been reborn into many variants, this particular one is as special as it gets.
Introduced in 1933, the Tank Basculante was inspired by the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso (1931), featuring a different swivel movement to protect the dial when doing sports.
Powered by the ultra-thin 2mm Piguet cal. 050 MC movement, the ref. 2390 is manually wound and super slim on the wrist without being small.
THE FINE PRINT
Model: Tank Basculante
Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: cal. 050 MC
Case Diameter: 26 x 38mm
Strap: New blue saffiano strap
-This watch was photographed on a 6.9 inch / 175mm wrist.