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Carier Must Tank Art Deco reference 1616 LM limited edition, Box & Guarantee

Carier Must Tank Art Deco reference 1616 LM limited edition, Box & Guarantee

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Maker: Cartier
Model: Must de Cartier Tank
Reference: 1616
Year: 1995
Dial: Art Deco dial
Case: Solid Silver case (0.925)
Case Dimensions: 23mm x 30mm diameter (excluding crown), 5.8mm thickness
Movement: Quartz
Service history: August 2023
Lug width: 17mm
Bracelet/Strap:  new taupe black leather strap from Jones in Tokyo with original Cartier steel deployant buckled
Box/Papers: Must de Cartier outer and inner box and international guarantee.


Out of all the Must Tank variations that were produced during Cartier’s Must Tank era, the Art Deco Tank is undoubtedly one of the most loved and revered by Cartier enthusiasts. The Must de Cartier Tank Art Deco was a limited edition release with just 1000 pieces produced in the SM and LM size. This wonderful example we have on hand comes is the highly desirable and collectible LM size which was produced for men.

The Art Deco Tank was originally released in 1995 as a tribute to the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in 1925. The event held in Paris, attracted thousands of visitors and was seen as a major turning point in the world of design as it introduced to the world the new style moderne of architecture, interior decoration, furniture, glass, jewelry and other decorative arts. It remains an important moment in the history of decorative arts and continues to inspire and influence designers and artists today.

Overall, this Cartier Tank Art Deco ref 1616 is in fantastic condition. The solid silver case has some scratches given the previous owner wore it often. However, it has never been polished and it retains its beautiful edges. All the hallmarks are very crisp on the case and caseback as well. The original Art Deco dial is in very clean condition with no blemishes. The original hands as well as the blue spinel cabochon is in excellent shape. The quartz movement was serviced by the previous owner with a new battery installed on August 2023.  The watch comes with a new taupe epsom black leather strap from Jones in Tokyo and comes with its original Cartier steel deployant buckle. The watch also comes with its original Must Cartier inner/outer box along with its guarantee papers.

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