1990s Cartier Tank Americaine Automatic (Ref. 2483) 18K YG
The Cartier Tank Americaine was an instant classic when it first debuted in 1989, with a long and curved case design directly inspired by another Cartier watch, the ever-so-significant Tank Cintree. However, where the thinner and more delicate details of the Tank Cintree are considered more elegant and dressy in aesthetic, the broader and thicker dimensions of the Americaine give the watch an aesthetic that is distinctly more sporty in appearance. For this reason, the Tank Americane is perfectly equipped for daily use, and with an incredibly versatile design that perfectly blends the line between dressy and casual. Though the example offered here currently looks excellent on its original solid gold bracelet, we also think this Tank Americaine would look exceptional on a leather strap for a traditional dress watch aesthetic.
|Material||18K Yellow Gold|
|Dial||White Roman "Guilloche"|
|Bracelet||Cartier 18K YG 5-Piece Link Hidden-Clasp Bracelet W/ Butterfly Clasp|
The 18K yellow gold case is believed to remain unpolished and features crisp and defined finishing throughout with honest signs of use present. The original sapphire glass crystal exhibits light signs of use and features some subtle marks from wear. The case retains its original blue sapphire cabochon crown. The case back retains all of its factory markings in deep and crisp condition. The original 18K yellow gold Cartier hidden-clasp bracelet is in excellent condition with only light signs of honest use throughout, the bracelet retains 18 links that show minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7-inch wrist.
The original and beautifully preserved white guilloche Roman numeral dial is classic and sophisticated. The guilloche texture is a subtle detail that greatly elevates the overall appearance of the dial. There are no notable elements of age on the dial and no damage is present. The original blued hands are in perfect condition.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.