Cartier Tank Louis Manual Wind -1940s

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SKU AS00453
SKU AS00453

Why We Love it

Icon may be an overused term when it comes to vintage wristwatches, but there is no debating its proper application in this instance.  The Tank Louis Cartier is one of the most highly coveted and copied watches of the 20th Century, and has a design which is indisputably timeless.

Taking its inspiration from the Renault FT-17 light tanks of the First World War, the Tank is in many ways the most simple of dress watch designs, a major reason for its continued popularity.   With defining features including a rectangular dial, bold Roman numeral markers and blued steel sword hands, "la Tank" was an evolution of style, and has been a staple for the modern gentleman since 1922.

Dating from approximately 1942, this particular example features an18k solid gold case, a manually-winding movement, and its original (and unaltered) dial, which is an unusual find in an example of this age.  Better still, a rare gold octagonal crown is in place of the traditional sapphire cabochon found across the Tank line.  We've had experts weigh in on this, and speculate that the cabochon may have been hard to come by during the war years, and that this one may have been installed at the factory without one.  Either way, this is an incredible example of an early Tank with loads of history. 

If you're going after a proper vintage dress watch, you'd do well to consider this honest and rare example of Cartier's masterpiece design!

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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.

Cartier Tank Louis Manual Wind -1940s

Cartier Tank Louis Manual Wind -1940s

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Sold
Cartier Tank Louis Manual Wind -1940s

Why We Love it

Icon may be an overused term when it comes to vintage wristwatches, but there is no debating its proper application in this instance.  The Tank Louis Cartier is one of the most highly coveted and copied watches of the 20th Century, and has a design which is indisputably timeless.

Taking its inspiration from the Renault FT-17 light tanks of the First World War, the Tank is in many ways the most simple of dress watch designs, a major reason for its continued popularity.   With defining features including a rectangular dial, bold Roman numeral markers and blued steel sword hands, "la Tank" was an evolution of style, and has been a staple for the modern gentleman since 1922.

Dating from approximately 1942, this particular example features an18k solid gold case, a manually-winding movement, and its original (and unaltered) dial, which is an unusual find in an example of this age.  Better still, a rare gold octagonal crown is in place of the traditional sapphire cabochon found across the Tank line.  We've had experts weigh in on this, and speculate that the cabochon may have been hard to come by during the war years, and that this one may have been installed at the factory without one.  Either way, this is an incredible example of an early Tank with loads of history. 

If you're going after a proper vintage dress watch, you'd do well to consider this honest and rare example of Cartier's masterpiece design!

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

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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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