Cartier Tank ‘Slate Grey’

It’s been a few months since we offered a beautiful Must de Cartier Tank watch, so today we’re happy to introduce this beauty with its stunning brushed, slate grey dial with black and gold details, and accompanied by its papers and a suede Cartier service pouch. The Cartier Tank is a watch that is a downright Icon and perhaps most known to adorn the wrists of royalties and movie stars alike.

The slate grey dial on this  Cartier Tank shows a black hour-track decorated with sleek golden, Roman numerals. On the outer edge of the dial sits a clean and hardly noticeable seconds track, however once you see it, it cannot be unseen and this seconds track adds to the overall depth of this fairly rare dial. This Must de Tank is a watch accompanied by it’s Cartier warranty booklet and Cartier service booklet, including a service pouch from an older service. About that service, this watch hasn’t been worn since, which was about 6 years ago. Due to this, the 18k gold-plating on the case and case-back has started to tarnish and discolor a bit. As a result, the watch now shows a warm pink-ish golden glow. Don’t worry about the tarnishing as it can easily be removed by hand using a polishing cloth. However we thought it was pretty cool and proof of this Tank being a safe queen for the last couple of years, not to mention that the warm glow of the gold looks beautiful – therefor we chose to photograph the watch just the way we found her. However, should you want this Tank to be shiny again and without any tarnishing at all, we will be more than happy to oblige and give her a slight polish. But with that being said, there is a large change the tarnishing will disappear by itself once the watch is worn on the daily.

All numerals and hallmarks on the case-back are clearly visible while the crown and it’s cabochon blue sapphire are in excellent and damage free conditions. The watch is worn on our Jet Black Grained leather strap, and closes around your wrist using the original and near new Cartier signed “C” pin buckle. We performed a battery service on the movement and she’s good to go for the next couple of years, this Cartier Tank ‘Slate Grey’ will be sold with our 24 month warranty (and first battery service free of charge!).

reference: 681006
case number: 02XXX
year of production: ca. late 1980’s
case diameter: 23mm x 30mm
movement: Cartier signed Quartz movement
box and papers: yes