In 1847 Louis-Francois Cartier founded Cartier in Paris, France. He quickly established himself by catering to the elites in society. In 1903 they created their first men's wristwatch, inspired by his pilot friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, he called it the Santos. Just 4 years later in 1907 Cartier began a partnership with Edmond Jaeger of the prominent watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre. Jaeger agreed to be the exclusive supplier of movements for Cartier watches. 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.
This 28mm Cartier Tank Solo has an understated elegance to its stainless steel case. Its slim profile ends with soft rounded corners. A lug to lug length of 35mm leads to a comfortable fit on the wrist. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with perfect lines. On the right side a crown with a blue cabochon stone inset. A flat sapphire crystal sits above a white dial. Large Roman numerals for the hours surround an inner minute track. Elegant heat blued pencil hands complete the sophisticated dial. On the reverse, we have a screwed-down case back. Inside a Swiss Quartz Cartier movement. Fitted on a 20mm leather strap tapering down to 18mm complete with its Cartier deployment buckle.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Cartier box, Cartier instruction booklet and Cartier booklet holder, there are no original papers sold with this watch. The watch comes paired on an original Cartier black strap with its original Cartier signed deployment buckle. The watch is from the 2000s and has been professionally refinished, the case looks as close to new as you can get. The dial does have a slight mark at 12, this is only noticeable under macro or direct inspection. The movement has been serviced and the battery replaced, the watch does come with the KibbleWatches 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Since owning my own Cartier Tank I have been asked constantly if it is for sale, for that reason I was on the lookout for the exact same reference as the one I own and this one came up! After some work to get it looking good again, it has actually come out looking better than my personal Tank which was refinished by Cartier themselves! If you have been in the market for a mid-size Tank, get on the phone today and give me a call!
Reference : W1018355 / 2715
Movement : Cartier Swiss Quartz
Age : 2001/2010
Specific Age : Circa. Late 2000s
Case Size : 28mm
Case Thickness : 5.5mm
Lug to Lug : 35mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Cartier Box, Cartier Instructions & Cartier Booklet Holder
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Month NON WATERPROOF Warranty