Cartier 'Must De Cartier' Tank Louis 'Bourdeaux'

Regular price
$2,500
Regular price
Sale price
$2,500
Manual
24 MM
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SKU AS04387
case size 24 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 1980s
dial color Black
material Gold Plated
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 17
Includes Includes brown leather strap with gold plated 'Ardillon' pin buckle. Also includes red service pouch, books, and warranty card from Burdines Dadeland dated 7/25/1981.
Manual
24 MM
– Show less
SKU AS04387
case size 24 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 1980s
dial color Black
material Gold Plated
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 17 MM
Includes Includes brown leather strap with gold plated 'Ardillon' pin buckle. Also includes red service pouch, books, and warranty card from Burdines Dadeland dated 7/25/1981.

Why We Love it

Cartier: Elegant and timeless.

Cartier has a reputation for greatness in luxury for good reason. The Tank Louis Cartier is a staple at the forefront of the Mega Fashion label that is Cartier. With its instantly recognizable rectangular case, you can spot one from a mile away.

This particular example, part of the 'Must de Cartier' line, features a lovely bordeaux dial, giving it a svelte, minimalist look over its Roman-dialed counterparts while also providing a bit of warmth over the more commonly seen black variant. As with most Tank models, this watch also features a sapphire cabochon crown for operating the hand-cranking movement within!

The Tank is, without question, an icon of design, and this one has a lot going for it in the looks/value departments. Whether paired with a t-shirt, linen suit, or cocktail dress - the Cartier Tank Louis is a classic that stands in a category unto itself.

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing oxidation throughout and only light wear from age and use. Gloss 'bordeaux' dial is in condition showing light 'spidering' with matching handset. Sapphire cabochon crown.

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.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

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.

Cartier 'Must De Cartier' Tank Louis 'Bourdeaux'

Cartier 'Must De Cartier' Tank Louis 'Bourdeaux'

Regular price
$2,500
Regular price
Sale price
$2,500
Cartier 'Must De Cartier' Tank Louis 'Bourdeaux'

Why We Love it

Cartier: Elegant and timeless.

Cartier has a reputation for greatness in luxury for good reason. The Tank Louis Cartier is a staple at the forefront of the Mega Fashion label that is Cartier. With its instantly recognizable rectangular case, you can spot one from a mile away.

This particular example, part of the 'Must de Cartier' line, features a lovely bordeaux dial, giving it a svelte, minimalist look over its Roman-dialed counterparts while also providing a bit of warmth over the more commonly seen black variant. As with most Tank models, this watch also features a sapphire cabochon crown for operating the hand-cranking movement within!

The Tank is, without question, an icon of design, and this one has a lot going for it in the looks/value departments. Whether paired with a t-shirt, linen suit, or cocktail dress - the Cartier Tank Louis is a classic that stands in a category unto itself.

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing oxidation throughout and only light wear from age and use. Gloss 'bordeaux' dial is in condition showing light 'spidering' with matching handset. Sapphire cabochon crown.

Brand Story

+
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.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

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

+

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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