Very Rare Vintage Cartier Tank Normale ultra thin with Jaeger Lecoultre mvmt
BUYERS FROM OUTSIDE THE EU MUST CONTACT ME. In all my time collecting these I have never come accross one that is so thin. Most likely from the 60s or 70s when cartier used movements from other manufacturers, this tank houses a double signed JLC/Cartier movement.
At that period very few cartier tanks were manufactured by la Maison Cartier which had then opened offices in New York and London. Next unusual feature is the dial which does not have the commonly seen rail track or "chemin de fer" Overall a very handsome and rare iteration of the tank Normale which can be seen as proper investment and with the returning trend of wearing "smaller" sized watches this would suit a confident gentleman as well as a classy lady. In fact, at 24x31mm this was originally designed for men (a smaller women's version was also made) The Tank Normale was the very first iteration of the now iconic "Tank" introduced in 1917. This is the model that paved the road for the numerous models that followed like the Tank Francaise and Tank Louis Cartier to name but a few.
While the Tank Normale has never been produced in large numbers, it has been in the collection for quite some years. It still remains a hard to find watch.
It's fitted on a non Cartier dark green leather strap fixed to its original Cartier solid gold folding D buckle. See my other watches for sale. I DO MY BEST TO DESCRIBE THESE ACCURATELY AND MY FEEDBACK SUGGESTS I DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF IT. AT THE END OF THE DAY THESE ARE MECHANICAL INSTRUMENTS, OFTEN TIMES MANY YEARS OLD, THAT WILL REQUIRE SERVICING DURING THEIR LIFE CYCLE. The item "Very Rare Vintage Cartier Tank Normale ultra thin with Jaeger Lecoultre mvmt" is in sale since Wednesday, September 19, 2018.This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "watch_raconteur" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Gender: Men's
- Model: Cartier Tank
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
- Style: Dress
- Case Material: Solid Gold
- Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
- Face Colour: White
- Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
- Lug Width: 24mm
- Brand: Cartier
- Case Size: 31mm
- Case Colour: Yellow Gold