Movement : Automatic Cartier Cal.1847MC
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : December 2020
Case Size : 30.5mm
Case Thickness : 7.5mm
Lug to Lug : 40.5mm
Lugs : 23mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : 18ct Rose Gold with Stainless Steel Back
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Cartier box, Cartier instruction booklet, and Cartier booklet holder, original papers. The watch comes paired with a 23mm Cartier brown alligator strap with its gold Cartier pin buckle. The watch is from December 2020 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2020 Cartier Tank Solo XL Rose Gold Automatic W5200026 that has a harmonious elegance in its 30.5mm 18ct Rose Gold case. A slim profile ends with soft rounded corners, a lug-to-lug length of 40.5mm and a case thickness of just 7.5mm ensure a comfortable fit on the wrist with polished and vertical brushed surfaces transition with perfect lines. On the right side is a crown with a blue cabochon stone inset, and a flat sapphire crystal sits above an Opaline silver dial with large Roman numerals for the hours surrounding an inner minute track, at 6 o'clock we have a framed date window, elegant thermally blued pencil hands complete the sophisticated dial. On the reverse, we have a screwed-down case back and inside an automatic Cartier Cal.1847 MC, 23 jewels beating at 28,800 beats per hour, introduced in 2015 by Cartier for the Clé collection. The watch comes paired with a 23mm Cartier brown alligator strap with its gold Cartier pin buckle and the watch also comes with its Cartier presentation box and papers.
I've always fancied myself a gold Cartier Tank and I suspect I'll have one in a few years for my personal collection, this rose gold example hasn't helped that desire as this is absolutely stunning! Even in the larger size it doesn't wear too big and is well proportioned. Cartier has been very smart by making the case back stainless steel, this reduces the cost significantly for a solid gold watch. You rarely look at the case back anyway so it doesn't affect the wearing or enjoying the experience of owning a gold watch, a big win for me.
In 1847 Louis-Francois Cartier founded Cartier in Paris, France. He quickly established himself within the aristocracy of society. In 1903 he created their first men's wristwatch, inspired by his pilot friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, who called it the Santos. In 1907 Cartier began a partnership with Edmond Jaeger of the pre-eminent watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre. Jaeger agreed to become the exclusive supplier of watch movements for Cartier. In 1917 they debuted the Tank. Their watches were so popular that copies soon appeared to counteract this. Cartier introduced reference numbers to each watch. In 1919 they introduced the Tank which was inspired by the robust American tank used in the first world war. It has been famously worn by many over the years including Andy Warhol, Alain Delon, Clarke Gable, Catherine Deneuve and Duke Ellington. The early watches were all handmade in France, with movements by Jaeger. In 1972, a group of investors led by financial wizard Joseph Kanoui bought the company. During 1973 we saw the first “Must de Cartier” boutique opened in Biarritz, followed by one in Singapore. During the 1980s they acquired several non-jewellery businesses such as Beaume et Mercier in 1988 and Piaget and Alderbert in 1989. During the 1980s they acquired several non-jewellery businesses such as Beaume et Mercier in 1988 and Piaget and Alderbert in 1989.