1970s Cartier Tank Paris Automatic "Jumbo" 18k YG
It's common knowledge that the Cartier Tank is one of the most iconic watch designs of all time, and other than some more eclectic references produced has remained relatively the same over its long run of production. The Cartier Tank was originally designed in 1917 and became commercially available in 1919, and its design was inspired by the Renault FT-17 tank used by the French Military in the First World War. Although the Cartier Tank appears to have remained the same for the course of its design life, there are some interesting anomalies that happened during its production run that resulted in very collectible and very rare timepieces.
The Jumbo Tank Automatic is one of these anomalies produced by Cartier that has become exceedingly collectible throughout the years. Only produced for a short period of time in the 1970s, these larger cased Tank wristwatches made a lasting impression. The movement used is a simple yet reliable ETA based time only movement, and the caseback was manufactured to fit around the movement in a unique bubble design so as to eliminate any excess material and maintain the Tank's minimalist personality.
This Cartier Jumbo Tank Automatic is exceptional, and the "Paris" signed dial is an added bonus of collectibility. The Tank Jumbo is the type of watch that looks excellent in every setting, with its rugged case design and elegant dial, this watch can be dressed up or down for any occasion.
|Material||18k Yellow Gold|
|Bracelet||2pc Leather Strap W/ Original Cartier Buckle|
The wonderful 18K yellow gold case remains unpolished, showing honest wear from use. The case retains all or its original 18K yellow gold screws. The case retains its original sapphire cabochon crown. The raised caseback remains in excellent condition with engravings still intact and legible and retaining its factory brushing.
The beautiful and classic "Paris" signed white dial with Roman numerals and inner railroad minute track remains in excellent condition. There is some light spidering in the enamel of the dial which is very common of Cartier dials from this era. The original blued steel hands remain in excellent condition as well.
The watch comes with its original box and strap buckle. Watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.