Cartier Tank ref. 1613
- Gold plated (20 micron) sterling silver .925 case with screwed caseback in great condition.
- 20,5 mm (without crown) / 28 mm (lug-to-lug) / 7mm (thick) / 15 mm (between lugs).
- Original Cartier’s hallmark blue sapphire crown.
- Mineral crystal in excellent condition.
- Signed caseback with reference number 1613 and serial number CC342259.
- New black leather strap with alligator grain.
- Original Cartier signed gold plated sterling silver .750 buckle.
- Beautiful white dial with roman numerals painted in black for even hours and subtle Cartier logo pattern in the center portion.
- Blued steel hour and minute hands.
A bit of history on this Cartier Tank (excerpt from Monochrome):
The Cartier Tank is one of the most long-lasting models of the production. Introduced in 1917, it has been presented in various editions and shapes but remained a classic among the classics, a timeless watch that defines what elegance is. And furthermore, it is certainly the most emblematic edition of the famous French manufacture.
With the Tank, Cartier wanted to create a real complete design that was not only focusing on the case and the dial. Cartier decided to create an integrated shape, with a strap fully part of the whole watch, and not only attached to it. The strap was not just a way to attach the watch to the arm, but also a visual aspect of the Tank and an important reason of its appeal. The Tank was breaking the principles of the round cases and dials with a square design. Cartier also relied on one of the best watchmakers for the movement, Edmond Jäger. He was already collaborating with the Swiss manufacture LeCoultre, which was supplying raw movements.
Something that the Tank also introduced (and that is now one of Cartier’s hallmarks) is the Blue Sapphire mounted in the crown. During the 1920s, the Cartier Tanks had been a real success. Many actors worn the Tank and it made its first appearance in a 1926 movie, on the wrist of Rudolph Valentino, in ‘The Son of the Sheik’. Actors like Clark Gable or Gary Cooper were also owners of a Cartier Tank – and later other artists like Andy Warhol.
The tank is a contemporary witness of the century – the first 100 years are almost over but it remains a timeless object and we really think that the Cartier Tank will be there for another 100 years.
When will I receive my new vintage watch?
We try to dispatch every order as soon as possible, but in some cases it can take us up to 48 hours to prepare your goods for shipment. Unless otherwise instructed by you, we will ship your watch with the Spanish Postal Service (link) and we’ll provide you with a tracking reference as soon as the package is delivered at the Post Office. The average shipment within the EU will take approximately 6 working days.
Is the shipment insured?
Yes. Shipping cost includes insurance equivalent to the price you paid for the watch. It does not include shipping costs.
How can shipping costs be the same when the value of the watches differ?
We take charge of the difference between the cost of the insurance and what we charge you. We calculate shipping costs based on a very low insurance value so we can offer you a simple checkout process. The remaining cost of insurance is deducted from our margin.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, bank wire transfers and Paypal. We rely on Paypal’s secure and trust-worthy platform to manage all credit card payments.
Can I use my new vintage watch as an everyday wearer?
Sure. We only sell watches that are in full-working condition. However you must bear in mind that these are vintage pieces that may be 40, 50 or 70 years old. You can enjoy your new watch regularly under everyday life conditions. We do not recommend wearing your new vintage watch while performing sports or intense physical activities. Also, we cannot guarantee waterproofness in this kind of watches.
Where do you source the watches you sell?
In the land of the magic Unicorns, where everything is joy and bliss. No, seriously, we find most of our pieces at local auctions and flea markets. Some times we discover exceptional watches for sale at specialized forums. Occasionally, they come to us through their former owners who just want to sell them. In the end, we try to bring the most attractive and singular vintage watches to you.
Shipping & Payments
All orders are shipped using Spain’s Post service. You will be provided with a tracking reference number once your order has been shipped. Goods are duly packed and protected to prevent damages.
Please be aware that we may need up to 48 hours to dispatch your orders if they are placed on weekdays. No dispatch on weekends and holidays.
We accept he following safe and trustworthy payment methods:
- Paypal: Pay with credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or with your own PayPal account. You will be redirected to the PayPal website after confirming your order. There you will have to confirm the payment. After the amount has cleared successfully, you will be sent back to our shop and receive an email from PayPal with your payment confirmation. Your order will be processed as soon as we have received the verification of your payment. Our system will email our order confirmation to you.
- Bank wire transfer: If you would like to transfer funds directly from your bank account, please choose this method when processing your order. Once you complete your order, you will receive an email with bank account details. Your order will be processed as soon as we have received the verification of your payment. Our system will email our order confirmation to you.