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Cartier Paris Tank Louis 18k Yellow Gold Mechanical 78086

Cartier Paris Tank Louis 18k Yellow Gold Mechanical 78086

Regular price £6,100.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £6,100.00 GBP
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The Cartier Tank Louis was introduced in 1918 and is one of the most iconic watch models ever produced, adorning the wrist of many notable people over its lifetime. Overall the Tank is a classic, elegant model that can be worn by both men and women everyday and sustain a lifetime, if not generations to come. It's also a favourite of mine and I wear one everyday myself!

This particular Tank Louis is a mechanical example in 18k solid gold, and likely dates to circa 1980. The watch features all the quintessential Tank DNA like classic white dial with black Roman numerals, blued steel hands, cabochon sapphire crown and the like. The case is signed Cartier, numbered, and hallmarked, and houses inside a 2512-1 manual wind calibre signed Cartier. This watch was likely made for export to the US market, as shown by its "Swiss" signed dial and hallmarks to the case side. The watch is twinned to a black leather strap with a period gold-plated Cartier pin buckle.

The overall condition of this example is very good and the watch is ready to strap to the wrist and enjoy. The dial is in very good condition, retaining its bright, glossy finish with some light spidering to the lacquer. The case is in very good condition, with crisp numbering and hallmarks, and light scratches commensurate with age. The glass is in excellent condition and free of marks. The strap is in good condition.


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