1980s Cartier Tank Vendome Paris 18k YG "Manual"
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 vast popularity of the Cartier Tank eventually sparked its evolution, different conceptualizations of the Tank were created in the Tank Vendome, Francaise, American, Solo, and the most traditional design became the Tank Louis. Each Cartier Tank design carries its own style and characteristics that make them unique to each other while maintaining their iconic heritage.
|18k Yellow Gold
|2pc "Cartier Paris" Tan Aligator Strap W/ 18K YG Cartier Buckle
The 18K yellow gold case is in wonderful condition displaying only very light signs of use. The case retains its original sapphire cabochon crown. The caseback remains in excellent condition with engravings still intact and legible, retaining its factory brushing. The watch comes on its original "Cartier Paris" tan alligator strap with its original 18k yellow gold Cartier Buckle.
The excellent "Paris" signed white dial with Roman numerals and outer railroad minute track remains in beautiful condition with only light signs of aging. 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.