Cartier Tank Americaine Large

Regular price
$10,990
Regular price
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$10,990
REF 2505
Automatic-winding
27 MM
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SKU AS09370
Article Number 40950256
ref 2505
case size 27 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Silver
material Rose Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Includes signed brown alligator leather strap with a signed 18k rose gold ardillon pin buckle. Also includes complete box set, books, Cartier service documentation dated 2023 and an additional signed alligator leather strap.
overall condition Superb condition overall. The case shows only light wear consistent with age and gentle use. The dial is as-new.
REF 2505
Automatic-winding
27 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09370
Article Number 40950256
ref 2505
case size 27 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Silver
material Rose Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Includes signed brown alligator leather strap with a signed 18k rose gold ardillon pin buckle. Also includes complete box set, books, Cartier service documentation dated 2023 and an additional signed alligator leather strap.
overall condition Superb condition overall. The case shows only light wear consistent with age and gentle use. The dial is as-new.

Why We Love it

The Cartier Tank Americaine is quite possibly the least understood model in Cartier's lineup.

Introduced in 1989 under Richemeont group ownership, it is in many ways a modern update to the classic Cintrée model. With an elongated case featuring a gently curved case back, the Americaine line was designed from the start to be a larger watch to suit American tastes. Initially launched exclusively with quartz movements, the line has expanded in the past decades to include a variety of mechanical variants as well as sizes, case materials, and complications that put it all over the map in terms of value. 

This particular Americaine, a 'Large' sized Reference 2505, features a 27mm 18k rose gold case with a curved sapphire crystal, a non-luminous silver guilloche dial with printed ‘Roman’ indices, blued-steel ‘sword’ handset, a date window at 6 o’clock, a hidden signature within the 7 o’clock hour marker and Cartier's ubiquitous sapphire cabochon winding crown. 

It’s comes paired to a Cartier signed brown alligator leather strap with a signed 18k rose gold ardillon pin buckle, a self-winding movement, its inner and outer box set, spare strap, and service paperwork from Cartier dated 2023. 

If you’re looking for an elegant watch that represents impeccable taste and is sure to draw many compliments, this Cartier Tank Americaine must be at the top of your short-list.

Brand Story

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Despite being a purveyor of haute joaillerie, Cartier has had a long tradition of making watches.
It started in 1907, when founder Louis Cartier made what was one of the first wristwatches for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont. In the following years, the brand made a name for itself with its most famous wristwatch, the Tank, in all its multitudinous forms.

Cartier introduced the Tank in 1917 — which was supposedly inspired by the Renault FT-17 tanks seen on the battlefields of World War I — with a run of six pieces. (According to legend, these were given to American General John J. Pershing and his staff.) Cartier took the look of the Renault tank's treads and applied it to the watch’s lugs, which were integrated via brancards into the case itself. That first run of six pieces increased to thirty-three by 1920, and by the end of the 20th Century, that number stood well in the hundreds of thousands. Indeed, in sheer volume alone, the Tank — in all its various models — is Cartier's largest line of watches.

The Tank Louis was introduced in 1922, followed close on the heels of the Asian-influenced Tank Chinoise. The Chinoise, released amidst a mania for jewelry inspired by the Orient, has a square rather than rectangular case and lugs that resemble the portico of a Chinese pagoda.
From its debut, the Tank would see many variations, each in keeping with Louis Cartier’s taste for clean lines and perfect symmetry. Each variant — from the original Tank to the Tank Louis to the Cintrée with its flirtatious, curvaceous lines — has its passionate devotees. Rudolph Valentino, that sensual star of the silver screen, insisted on wearing his Tank onscreen in The Son of the Sheik, and Clark Gable, Andy Warhol, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis were among those who sported a one throughout the years.

Other model lines, including the Santos (based upon the original model crafted for Alberto Santos-Dumont) and the Pasha, have developed devoted followers. Indeed, the maison is unique as one of the few jewelry brands to elicit as much passion from collectors as dedicated watch companies.

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Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Cartier Tank Americaine Large

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Cartier Tank Americaine Large

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