1980s Cartier Paris Tank Normale 18K YG (Ref. 78092)
The Cartier Tank Normale is the original Tank design brought to us by Louis Cartier in 1917 and made commercially available in 1919. The Normale design was inspired by the Renault FT-17 tank used by the French Military in the First World War, which the watch resembles very closely. The Tank Normale started what has become one of the most celebrated watch designs of all time, and has evolved into the many variations that make up the Cartier brand today.
The Cartier Tank is the perfect example of excellent design transcending generations. The Tank moved through the early 20th century only to become more relevant during the mid-century design era, and is once again seeing a massive resurgence amongst the watch-collecting community today.
|Material||18K Yellow Gold|
|Bracelet||Cartier Alligator Strap W/ Cartier 18K YG Deployant Clasp|
The wonderful and classic 18K yellow gold case retains its original dimensions while showing minimal signs of previous polishing and light signs of honest use. The original glass crystal does feature some wear. The case retains its original faceted sapphire crown. The case back retains its original factory engravings and hallmarks. The watch comes supplied on a Cartier alligator strap with an 18K Cartier deployant clasp.
The original white Roman numeral "Paris" dial is in beautiful condition, the dial displays some surface spidering which is very commonly seen in Cartier dials of this era, though no actual damage, age, or chipping is present. The original blued hands are in flawless condition.
None. The watch is keeping time, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.